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Comedian Jeff Dunham and his ‘Perfectly Unbalanced’ characters coming back to Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 29

Comedian Jeff Dunham and his ‘Perfectly Unbalanced’ characters coming back to Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 29
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From a press release:

Get ready for a whole lot of Jeff Dunham – the internationally acclaimed comedian and ventriloquist is debuting two new specials this fall and loading up the bus with his cast of characters and heading out on the road.

Dunham announced the “Perfectly Unbalanced” tour on Monday morning during an interview on NBC’s “Today” about the new “Unhinged in Hollywood” with special guest Brad Paisley, airing at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17 on NBC. Additionally, fans can see Dunham on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Tickets for the 20-city run, which stops at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 29 at 8 p.m., go on sale this Friday, Sept. 18. Tickets can be purchased at the NBT Bank Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, all Ticketmaster outlets,,, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000.

“Unhinged in Hollywood” was shot during a two-night stand at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in August. Comedy Central will give “Unhinged” its cable television premiere at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1. The network will replay the show at 11 p.m. on Nov. 14, 6 p.m. on Nov. 26, and 5 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Comedy Central also will be airing a number of Dunham’s most popular specials for fans in the mood to binge watch. “Controlled Chaos” airs at 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 31 and 11 p.m. on Nov. 1. “Spark of Insanity” runs at 11 p.m. on Oct. 31 and 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 1. “Minding the Monsters” airs at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Oct. 29 and hourly 7 p.m. through 10 p.m. on Oct. 31. And 2014 special “All Over the Map” will be shown at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Nov. 1.

A regular on Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list of most powerful entertainers, Dunham has built a comedy empire over years of constant touring and innovation. Using colorful characters like Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, redneck Bubba J, Peanut, and Jose Jalapeno, he has carved a unique corner in the comedy world that’s as funny as it is popular. He has set the record for viewership on Comedy Central, sold more than 7 million DVDs worldwide, and reached nearly a billion views on YouTube.