Arts & Entertainment

Jeff Dunham – Passively Aggressive

“Everyone here in Australia understands that Vegemite is a joke that you play on unsuspecting tourists. Back in the US, they’re still convinced it’s a delicacy.” 

Bringing his nutty cast of characters to the ICC Sydney Theatre for a performance of his brand-new show Passively Aggressive is comedy superstar, Jeff Dunham.  

A Guinness world record holder with over a million YouTube subscribers accumulating over a billion views, Dunham recently added to his long list of achievements by receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame stating it was “a true honour! I was just happy that it was in front of a few respectable business establishments, and not just out the door of an adult video store. That would have been difficult to explain to my kids.”

On returning to Australia Jeff said, “I’m very honoured and happy to be back. My wife and I have been here a few times and love it. I’m here alone this time though, because Audrey has our little three-year-old twin sons at home and they are a handful. Three-year-olds on a fifteen-hour flight? If I’m not mentally ill now, I would be after that flight!”

You can expect lots of “jokes, then hopefully big laughs” in Dunham’s new stand-up show with “some of it scripted, the rest total ad-libs and off-the-cuff.”

As for any added characters, “depending on how things go over here, there may be a new one in the act on this run. He’s a bit political, so I’ll try him in the first show or two and see if it works. I get the feeling the rest of the world just turns on our news, grabs a beer, then sits back to watch and laugh their asses off.”

The down to earth ventriloquist then added, “I love what I do for a living. My goal is to make people laugh, and the little guys in the suitcases are my way of making that happen.” 

Sep 29. ICC Sydney Theatre, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney. $79.90+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.jeffdunham.com

By Riley Hooper