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Jeff Dunham’s irreverent puppet troupe coming to Pittsburgh

Shirley McMarlin
Courtesy of Personal Publicity
Comedian-ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will bring his “Jeff Dunham: Seriously!?” tour to PPG Paints Arena on Dec. 31, with a new member of his puppet troupe — a presidential adviser named Larry.

Comedian-ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his merry band of irreverent cohorts, Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J. and Achmed the Dead Terrorist, will make a Dec. 31 stop at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, as part of the “Jeff Dunham: Seriously!?” tour.

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The tour, which is crisscrossing North America and Canada to visit 63 cities, also includes a new member of Dunham’s troupe, Larry, the president’s personal adviser, who offers a “hilarious take on what it’s like to work at the White House,” according to a tour release.

Dunham has a new Netflix Originals Stand-up Special, “Jeff Dunham: Beside Himself,” taped June 21-22 at the American Airlines Center in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. The show is Dunham’s second special for Netflix Originals.

With 10 million Facebook followers and more than 2.1 million YouTube subscribers, Dunham also has had record-breaking viewership with stand-up specials on NBC, Netflix and Comedy Central.

Dunham’s stand-up specials include “Arguing with Myself,” “Spark of Insanity,” “A Very Special Christmas,” “Controlled Chaos,” “Minding the Monsters” and “All Over the Map,” garnering “most watched” or “highest rated” numbers on Comedy Central.

Dunham has made cameo television and film appearances including “30 Rock,” “Angie Tribeca” and “Dinner for Schmucks,” starring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd.

His 2010 autobiography, “All By My Selves: Walter, Peanut, Achmed and Me,” spent three weeks on the New York Times’ Best Seller list.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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