Monday, November 12, 2007

The man with the suitcase

Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham on Sunday faced what may have been the most appreciative audience I've ever seen in the Pikes Peak Center.

They not only gave him a standing ovation, when he came out to do an encore and fumbled over his lines, the audience shouted the lines for him.

"Pretty embarrassing when your audience knows your material better than you do," one of his dummies said.

Dunham was freakin' hilarious. He was also a bit offensive at times, his dummies making black jokes and Jewish jokes that living comedians would never get away with. But by having Dunham react with shock at what his characters say, people let it slide.