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The Jeff Dunham Show (Comedy Central/Paramount DVD)


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C     Episodes: C+



A little while ago, I got to see Jeff Dunham do one of his stand-up comedy routines:





I thought he had some talent, but was not as impressed with the show as I could have been.  Now, he has a TV show and the simply-titled The Jeff Dunham Show is a little better and can be amusing at times.  He is a ventriloquist with a series of regular character puppets and this is not for children.  However, the show allows him to move away from the repetition of his act and the helps him broaden his horizons ever so narrowly.


This single DVD has a few episodes to give you an idea of what he does and you are better off starting here than on the Arguing With Myself show just to get to see him at his best so far.  You still may not be impressed, but he is at least ambitious and an unexpected breakthrough could be around the corner.  As it is, you might smile here and there.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image was shot on what looks like 1080i High Definition video and has some softness throughout in this downtrade.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is about the same, well recorded, but with limits and some shortcomings.  Extras include Bloopers, Behind The Scenes pieces and an Unaired Sketch that is so-so.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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