Once, while visiting The Late Show, David Letterman introduced Jeff Dunham as “a man who has twice won the prestigious Ventriloquist of the Year Award,” to which the crowd tittered. However, when Dunham came out with his Walter character, he killed, as usual.
Ventriloquism might not be the hippest art form in 2010, but Dunham notes “there’s actually, in the last few years, been a lot of exposure for ventriloquism. I don’t know why. Terry Fator won America’s Got Talent, (ventriloquist and former Soap star) Jay Johnson had a Broadway show that got very nice reviews.”
Jeff Dunham performs at the Bank of Kentucky Center at Northern Kentucky University at 5 p.m. Read P.F. Wilson's interview with him here.