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Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity -- Jeff Dunham and his socially reckless "suitcase posse" are back in this highly anticipated follow-up to Arguing with Myself, his breakthrough television special!  What's next?  An ALL NEW show that is Bigger... Better... and Funnier than ever!  This time, Dunham welcomes two never-before-seen partners "Achmed the Dead Terrorist," and "Melvin the Superhero." Long-time favorites "Peanut," "Walter" and Jose Jalapeno...On a STEEK! are back in an entirely original show for everyone!


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Jeff Dunham and his socially reckless "suitcase posse" are back in this highly anticipated follow-up to Arguing with Myself... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jeff Dunham ... Himself / Walter / Achmed the Dead Terrorist / Melvin the Superhero Guy / Peanut / José Jalapeño on a Stick
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paige Dunham ... Herself

Directed by
Michael Simon 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jeff Dunham 

Produced by
Judi Brown-Marmel .... executive producer
Myra Byrne .... associate producer
Jeff Dunham .... executive producer
Tim Gaydos .... line producer
Robert Hartmann .... executive producer
Steve Kroopnick .... executive producer (as Stephen Kroopnick)
Steve Marmel .... producer
Stu Schreiberg .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Dave Harrison 
Production Design by
Bruce Ryan 
Art Direction by
Ben Anderson 
Production Management
John Bravakis .... executive in charge of production
Sarah Briggs .... post-production supervisor
Mike Nagle .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robin Abrams .... associate director
Art Department
Mickey Berra .... staging supervisor
Matthew McNeil .... title sequence designer (as Matt McNeil)
Sound Department
Al Centrella .... sound mixer
Jim Faraci .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Gerhard .... front-of-house audio
Bryan Leskowicz .... audio assist (as Bryan Leskowitz)
Steve Weinkam .... audio assist
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Adelman .... lighting designer
William D. Barber .... camera operator (as Bill Barber)
Helene Haviland .... camera operator
Steve Leif .... gaffer (as Steven Leif)
John Nash .... camera operator
Darryl Player .... camera operator
Joey Walker .... jib operator
Editorial Department
Peter Bentley .... assistant editor
Luke Szabo .... on-line editor
Tim Wasmundt .... assistant editor
Other crew
Mickey Berra .... staging supervisor
J.W. Griffith .... technical director
Mark McKenna .... stage manager
Matthew McNeil .... graphic title sequence designer
Robin Tate .... promoter
Judi Brown-Marmel .... special thanks
Ashlyn Dunham .... special thanks
Bree Dunham .... special thanks
Howard Dunham .... special thanks
Joyce Dunham .... special thanks
Kenna Dunham .... special thanks
Paige Dunham .... special thanks
Robert Hartmann .... special thanks
John Power .... special thanks
Stu Schreiberg .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
80 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Dunham and Walter jokingly mention YouTube at one point. Achmed the Dead Terrorist, who made his first appearance during this show, later went on to become one of the most viewed videos in YouTube's history, since it was first uploaded in September of 2007. As of August 2013, Achmed has over 166 million views.See more »
[first lines]
[referring to the standing ovation Jeff received]
Jeff Dunham:Well, you can't fool me. I know that every bit of that is for the little guys in the suitcase.
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Uproarious!, 3 May 2010
Author: moviesleuth2

I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to stand-up comics, but I don't think I've ever laughed harder at a single comedian than Jeff Dunham. The guy is a master. Watching his shows is a non-stop ticket to comedy heaven, and the acts do not get any less funny when watched repeatedly.

Jeff Dunham brings back some of his most popular puppets (Walter, Peanut, and Jose Jalepeno), and brings on two new ones (Achmed the Dead Terrorist and Melvin the Superhero Guy). Walter, my personal favorite, is funnier than ever. I was laughing so hard that I could hardly breathe. Unfortunately, Dunham brought back his weakest puppet, Peanut, who's worse than before. In "Arguing with Myself," Peanut boasted a few laughs. Here, he nearly brings the show to a dead stop. Dunham needs to take the hint and get rid of this irritating Muppet-wannabe. Have the somewhat funnier Jose the Jalepeno pair up with another puppet. Or better yet, get rid of him as well and bring back a funnier doll, like Sweet Daddy D.

His two new puppets are more successful. Achmed the Dead Terrorist is Dunham's most famous puppet, and there's a reason for it: he's hysterical. The inept ex-suicide bomber is almost as funny as Walter. Dunham risked a lot by putting such a controversial character into his show, but Dunham is never insulting to anyone (except terrorists).

Less successful is Melvin the Superhero Guy, but he can generate a few laughs. The big-nosed superhero isn't as funny as Walter or Achmed, but he's a lot more entertaining than Peanut.

The director, Michael Shannon, isn't as good as "Spark of Insanity's" Manny Rodriguez. Shannon frames Jeff and his puppets pretty well, but his sense of comic timing needs fine-tuning. Fortunately, Jeff is funny enough to not let this ruin the jokes.

If you thought "Arguing with Myself" was funny, don't miss this one!

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