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Jeff Dunham blends the age-old craft of ventriloquism with the modern art of snark in this hilarious comedy concert. Recorded live in 2006, ARGUING WITH MYSELF features Dunham playing straight man to a team of unruly, irreverent puppets: Sweet Daddy D, a smooth-talking Pimp; Jose Jalapeño, a smooth-talking pepper on a stick; Bubba J, NASCAR’s biggest fan; and Walter, a dirty old man with a hilarious sneer. Dunham and his foam friends riff on race, politics, and relationships, proffering banter so quick-witted you forget there's only one sentient being on stage.
Jeff Dunham proves that he has terrific comedic range in his album Arguing with Myself. Starting with a very funny stand-up routine without his ventriloquist dummies, he puts the humor pedal to the metal and never lets up. His willingness to handle original, edgy material through the use of his "friends" is especially hilarious, particularly when he stops the show while one of the audience leaves to go to the restroom.
Dunham brings a variety of stereotypes to life through characters like the old curmudgeon Walter, his black "manager" Sweet Daddy D, redneck Bubba J, Jose Jalapeno-on-a-Stick, and, of course, the insanity of Peanut. The interaction he has with the audience is stunning and extremely entertaining.
Arguing with Myself includes a bleeped track which enabled us to watch the DVD with our four-year-old daughter. The dummies and comedy material held her attention throughout. It is wonderful entertainment for the whole family, although some of the subject matter may be difficult for some. I HIGHLY recommend Jeff Dunham and this DVD.
Doctors should be prescribing this DVD as medication. Laughter is truly the best medicine. I was in the hospital watching this movie on my portable player. It was a good thing I was hooked up to the bag that makes it so you don't have to get up to go the bathroom or I would have surely wet the bed from laughter. 5 stars are not enough for this performance! Jeff makes the characters so believable and life like. His spontaneous interaction with the audience was flawless. The old man Walter is just like some one I personally know. Jose, the pepper boy on a pole was great! Buba and Sweet Daddy Dee were characters I never saw before. The contrast between all these characters, with Jeff playing the straight man made great non stop entertainment. I also discovered that Jeff personally made all of the characters. With out a doubt Walgreens should be distributing this DVD through their pharmacy department!
First of all, this DVD shows the routine that Jeff did on the Comedy Central special of the same name. It also includes material that was NOT aired.
Just so you know, Jeff Dunham is a comedian/ventriloquist with a wide range of puppet "friends" that help him with his stage act. His two most famous are Walter, an old sourpuss who insults everyone with his sarcastic wit and Peanut, a "Woozle" from Micronesia. Both of them are the primary stars of the show, with two totally different personalities, provided by Jeff, of course. With over 15 years of experience, Dunham proves himself to be the consummate artist, having honed his craft to a fine art. As someone who is learning the art of ventriloquism, I consider Jeff Dunham to be an excellent role model of how to perform professionally. It is truly amazing, especially when you consider that he is self-taught in the art.
What can I say? This is the funniest dvd in my collection and I have watched it at least 5 times. It still makes me laugh out loud. This is one of the few shows in my collection in which everything from the main movie to the bonus material and the audio commentaries are well worth listening to. There is even one bonus scene with a peanut doll and a chawauwa (sp?) dog doing something too funny (and adult) to describe in a family venue. Had to watch it twice just to make sure that I was actually seeing it right!
If you are looking for something truly funny to add to your collection, this is it. I bought it for about $16 and consider it money well spent.
IF YOU'VE NEVR SEEN JEFF, YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS. HE IS ABSOULUTLY HILARIOUS, AND HIS GUYS ARE GREAT TO. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED. aNYONE WHO LOVES A GOOD COMEDIAN WILL LOVE ANY OF JEFF DUNHAM'S MOVIES. HE HAS 3 OF THEM SO BE SURE TO CHECK THEM OUT. AND MEET WALTER, HE'S A GROUCHY OLD MAN BUT YOU'LL LAUGH YOUR ASS OFF, AND BUBBA J, I THINK HE LIVES IN A TRAILER PARK, PEANUT, I THINK THIS ONE WAS HIS FIRST BUDDY TO START TRAVELING WITH JEFF, OH AND SEET DADDY D, HE'S A PIMP OR SOMETHING OH AND YOU CAN NOT FORGET JOSE JALAPENO (ON A STEEK!) SO IF YOU HAVE OT BOUGHT THIS ONE YET WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR BUY IT ALREADY. OH AND BY THE WAY JUST IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T FIGURED IT OUT YET JEFF IS A VENTRILOQUIST