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I thought Jeff Dunham was brilliant - funny, and a great ventriloquist. Just caught his TV show - not so funny. What other disappointments are there for you in that respect?

Asked by _zen_ (7854points) August 7th, 2011

You might disagree – but to each his own.

But have you seen a film which was great but wasn’t so great as a TV series. Etecetera, etcetera.

Why wasn’t it successful?

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linguaphile's avatar

I think Dunham is hysterical, in small doses. There comes a time the dummy needs to exit the stage. Too much becomes snore.

_zen_'s avatar

Have you seen the Jeff Dunham show?

linguaphile's avatar

Yes, I have and I do love his comedy, but when it goes on too long, I stop laughing. Not sure why. I am more likely to watch endless hours of Eddy Izzard. :D

woodcutter's avatar

The Cleavland Show is a fail IMHO. Don’t be milking the Family Guy , FOX.

woodcutter's avatar

Eddy Izzard is a gas.

Aethelwine's avatar

Bill Maher.

He has his moments, then not.

woodcutter's avatar

I should have thought of that @jonsblond good call.

Aethelwine's avatar

@woodcutter He’s a guy you hate to love.

woodcutter's avatar

I wish he would just come out and be done with it

Plucky's avatar

I absolutely agree with you @zen. I love Jeff Dunham but can’t sit through his tv show. I caught it a couple months ago – I was so excited because I loved his stand-up stuff; however, I was very disappointed ..couldn’t believe how “not funny” it was.

There are way too many instances like this ..of course I can’t think of them at the moment (I’m tired).

Jellie's avatar

Eddie Izzard is GOD!!!!!!! Very very passionate about his comedy :P

But yes Jeff Dunham gets old fast.

Also George Carlin was a let down. What a douchebag. I’d heard a lot about him and found him to be slightly funny until I saw a video of him bashing a heckler. What a pri*k he was!! I know hecklers happen, as does heckler bashing but George was rather disgusting about the whole thing. tsk tsk tsk

AshlynM's avatar

Ellend Degeneres is hilarious as a stand up (only seen her HBO special) but not so funny on her talk show.

I’ve seen Jerry Seinfeld’s act in person and he’s a lot funnier than on his show.

jeremyh's avatar

His TV shows are more watchable than his movies.

woodcutter's avatar

If someone was heckling Carlin then he got what he had coming

Jellie's avatar

@woodcutter no way. I’m trying to find the video on youtube but I can’t. Carlin started saying things like “I hope your family dies in a car crash.” That’s seriously crossing the line. I’ve seen a LOT of stand up and seen a lot of heckler bashing but Carlin’s handling of it was the least tasteful I’ve ever seen. I know that it can be (as usually is) crude/vulgar/rude/mean but that shit was just not right.

filmfann's avatar

George Carlin has flashes of incredible genius, but when I saw him, he just sat on stage reading the paper, and wasn’t that funny. C’mon! Do Baseball/Football!

serenityNOW's avatar


Totally NSFW, but I think I found your clip. Ouch!


Jellie's avatar

That’s the one @serenityNOW… yea he wishes death on that guy’s kid. I can’t believe people in the audience were laughing.

ventriloquist's avatar

Jeff Dunham can be great, but not all shows are good. He has his days

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