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Comedy Central Announces New Special from Superstar Comedian Jeff Dunham
“Jeff Dunham: Me the People” to Premiere on Friday, November 25 at 8:00pm ET/PT
New York, NY (November 3, 2022) – Comedy Central announced today a new one-hour special from global stand up superstar Jeff Dunham. “Jeff Dunham: Me the People,” is set to world premiere during Thanksgiving weekend on Friday, November 25th at 8:00pm ET/ PT.
Shot at the historic Warner Theatre in Washington, DC, “Me the People” is Jeff’s 11th stand up special. With the help of many of his beloved characters (and even a brand new one!), Dunham tackles how much time we dedicate to our devices, the ridiculous things we spend money on, and cancel culture in comedy.
The special is executive produced by Judi Marmel, Stu Schreiberg and John Bravakis. Ryan Moran is the executive producer for Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios, with Harold Berón III as executive in charge of production. “Jeff Dunham: Me the People” follows his last special “Completely Unrehearsed Last Minute Pandemic Holiday Special” which premiered on Comedy Central in November 2020. Dunham’s specials have a storied and successful ratings history on Comedy Central with “Unhinged in Hollywood,” “Completely Unrehearsed Last Minute Pandemic Holiday Special” and “Very Special X-Mas” ranking as the top three stand-up specials to date among total viewers P2+. In addition, Dunham has the eight most watched stand-ups on Comedy Central to-date.
Dunham has completed 9 international tours, with shows in more than 20 countries. International tour stops include arenas in Canada, U.K., Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, France, Australia, New Zealand, Abu Dhabi, Israel, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa (where he is the highest-selling international comedian). Of note, Jeff sold over 12,000 tickets in the city of Amsterdam alone, and over 2% of the country’s population was in attendance at his performance in Iceland.
The man Slate called “America’s favorite comedian” has ten record-breaking comedy specials to his credit and holds three of the top-five, highest-rated stand up specials on Comedy Central. Of those, “Minding the Monsters” (2012) and “Controlled Chaos” (2011) were the network’s most viewed stand up specials of their respective years, while “Jeff Dunham’s Unhinged in Hollywood” remains Comedy Central’s highest rated stand-up of all time (P18-49/ P2+).
His latest special for the network, 2020’s “Jeff Dunham’s Completely Unrehearsed Last Minute Pandemic Holiday Special” marked Comedy Central’s highest-rated stand up special in five years, garnering over 4 million views in just five days, surpassing his own “Unhinged in Hollywood” special.
At the time of its airing, Dunham’s NBC primetime special, “Unhinged in Hollywood,” ranked as the time period’s top non-sports program on the Big 4 and was rebroadcast six weeks later on Comedy Central to become its most watched special of 2015. The Bio Channel’s premiere of “Birth of a Dummy” in 2011, a two-hour special on Dunham’s life and career, was the most watched telecast in the network’s history, while the re-airing immediately following the premiere marked the network’s second most-watched telecast. As A&E relaunched the Biography series, Dunham’s special was one of three previous episodes from its decades-long run chosen to be remade in the new format, with “Talking Heads” premiering in 2019.
Along with his broadcast achievements, his specials have garnered nearly 2.5 billion views across all platforms. His autobiography, All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed, and Me, landed Dunham on the New York Times’ Best Seller list three weeks in a row. The versatile entertainer created an animated film for CMT, hosted the Food Network’s Halloween Baking Championship, guested on ABC’s “Ellen,” NBC’s “30 Rock,” Disney’s “Sonny with a Chance,” FOX’s “Last Man Standing,” did commercials for Hertz, and appeared in Jay Roach’s film, Dinner for Schmucks, featuring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd. Most recently, Dunham was seen on FOX’s “The Masked Singer.”
Dunham and his wife Audrey created the Jeff Dunham Family Fund, and through their organization, a portion of every ticket sold is given to various charities and charitable organizations of all kinds. For more information visit www.jeffdunham.com.
Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios
Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios is one of the preeminent media entities in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar-nominated MTV Documentary Films.