NEW YORK, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Dunham returns to COMEDY CENTRAL this fall with his famed troupe of sidekicks offering his millions of fans fresh laughs and hilarious additions to his already chaotic cast of characters. The World Premiere of "Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos" debuts Sunday, September 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Filmed at Landmark Theater in Richmond, VA, Dunham's fourth COMEDY CENTRAL special will introduce the newest members of his suitcase posse to his beloved followers. Achmed the Dead Terrorist has to now contend with his rebellious offspring, Achmed Junior, aka A.J. Meanwhile, Peanut has decided that he is tired of being Jeff's sidekick and has taken up ventriloquism with his own character: Little Jeff. More hilarity than ever ensues as the never-before-seen characters unleash their own havoc on stage.
On September 27, Jeff Dunham's "Controlled Chaos" will be released in North America on DVD and Blu-ray by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment and download-to-own including iTunes and Amazon Video On Demand. In addition, the special will be available in high definition on Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Store. The extended DVD and Blu-ray includes both bleeped and unbleeped soundtracks and is loaded with exclusive special features, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look. Special features include: Bubba J Winery Tour, Outtakes, The Necklace, Share The Hair, Flirting with Victoria, Tour Opens, Dunham Goes Global, a Photo Shoot and the Making of the Achmedmobile.
Leading up to the on-air premiere, comedycentral.com/stand-up will feature preview clips and highlights from the special. During the premiere, Dunham will be live-tweeting via @jeffdunham using #Dunham.
Dunham's sidesplitting performances have made him the top grossing live comedian in North America for three consecutive years as well as the last two worldwide. His last COMEDY CENTRAL special, "Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special," is the highest-rated show ever to air on the network and he currently boasts seven million DVDs sold of his three previous specials and COMEDY CENTRAL series. He also has a New York Times bestseller-list autobiography ("All By My Selves"), record-breaking ratings for his past COMEDY CENTRAL TV show and other previous one-hour specials, a briskly selling line of more than 100 items of merchandise and a live show that fills top venues in North America, Europe, South Africa and Australia to rapturous receptions and standing ovations nightly.
"Jeff Dunham: Controlled Chaos" is executive produced by Dunham, Judi Brown-Marmel, Robert Hartmann, Stephen Kroopnick and Stu Schreiberg. The special is directed by Michael Simon for Levity Productions.
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