Jeff Dunham signs with Comedy Central


Comedy Central viewers can expect to hear a lot more from Jeff Dunham and his characters, Walter, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, Bubba J and Jose Jalapeno on a Stick, over the next few years.  The network has signed Dunham to a wide-ranging, fully-integrated, multi-platform initiative which includes a series order, stand-up special, major-market stand-up tour, DVDs and a consumer products partnership.

Coming on the heels of Dunham’s record-setting 2008 stand-up special, “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special,” which drew 6.6 million viewers and stands as the most-watched telecast in the network’s history, the multi-faceted deal calls for an original series based on his notorious characters to premiere during Q1 2010 and a one-hour Original Stand-up Special to air in early fall 2010, with Comedy Central Home Entertainment producing and distributing DVDs of both of the series and stand-up special, as well as a nationwide Comedy Central  Live stand-up concert tour with over 60 performances.  The tour kicks off September 2010 and a major consumer products partnership in conjunction with the series and tour that will hit the marketplace in 2010.