Jeff Dunham Coming to Turning Stone
Hugely Popular Comedian to Perform July 11 in the Event Center
Global comedy icon Jeff Dunham, and his entourage of signature characters, comes to Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Event Center Thursday, July 11 at 8 p.m. as part of the Disorderly Conduct Tour.
The man Time Magazine calls “the most popular comedian in the United States,” Jeff Dunham is also a phenomenally successful global entertainment brand. He was named top-grossing live comedy act in the world in 2009 and 2010 by Pollstar, the concert industry trade magazine. He has sold-out stadium-sized shows across three continents, his television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history, and his videos have received a half a billion views on You Tube.
Dunham’s fascination with ventriloquism began at age eight. It was his parents who gave their son a toy Mortimer Snerd dummy and an accompanying instructional record album.
By the time he was ten, Jeff was performing anywhere he could find an audience. After graduating from Baylor University, he moved to Los Angeles and soon became a sensation on the national comedy club circuit. Multiple performances on just about every stand-up comedy show known to man followed, as well as frequent guest appearances on The Tonight Show and The Late Show with David Letterman.
Dunham’s characters have now taken on a life of their own, each with their own legion of fans. From Walter, the grumpy retiree, to Bubba J, and the furry and manic Peanut. They may have all been conceived and hand crafted by Dunham, but they are anything but dummies.
Jeff debuted his new stand-up special Minding the Monsters on Comedy Central in October 2012. The premiere was watched by 5 million viewers, making it the most-watched broadcast of the year for the network. The extended DVD, featuring over an hour of extra material and bonus features, became available two days later and achieved platinum status within its first week on sale.
Learn more about Jeff Dunham at his official web site, www.JeffDunham.com. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jeffdunham and “like” him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jeffdunham.
$50, $40, and $35 tickets for the July 11 Jeff Dunham performance at Turning Stone Resort Casino’s Event Center go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, February 22. Call the Turning Stone box office at (315) 361-7469 or visit www.Ticketmaster.com. Visit the Turning Stone web site at www.TurningStone.com.
About Turning Stone Resort Casino
A premier four-season, destination resort in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation’s Turning Stone Resort Casino is conveniently located about 30 miles east of Syracuse at NYS Thruway exit 33. Home to the Turning Stone Resort Championship for four years (2007-2010) on the PGA Tour, the resort has evolved into a premier golf destination, presenting five courses (three 18-hole courses and two 9-hole layouts). Turning Stone was named “Most Excellent Golf Resort” in 2010 by Condé Nast Johansens. The resort offers world-class gaming, golf, entertainment, accommodations and spa facilities, and has earned AAA Four-Diamond ratings for The Lodge, The Tower Hotel and Wildflowers restaurant. For more information and reservations, call (315) 361-7711 or (800) 771-7711. Visit the web site at TurningStone.com.