Christmas Comes Early to Comedy Central

Nov 18, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Comedy Central’s “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special” became the most-watched program in the network’s history on Sunday, as 6.6 million viewers tuned in to the show.
“Dunham” surpassed “South Park’s” 1998 cliffhanger resolution, “Cartman’s Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut,” which drew 6.2 million viewers.
The program also dominated the night on cable, bringing in a 3.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, making it the highest-rated standup special in that age group on the channel.
Coupled with new episodes of “South Park,” “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “Chocolate News,” Comedy Central had its best week in prime-time in adults 18-49 since June 2006.


  1. It was the most watched because there wasn’t any competition. I watched it, and I’d rather have the hour back.

  2. I loved the show – saw parts of it when he was practicing in May. Whoever did the editing for the broadcast tho should be hung by the numchucks. It was literally HACKED up. At one point, it looked like Jeff teleported across the stage. They should have run it with LESS commercials (at least during the FIRST broadcast) because it seemed rushed.
    The genius of Jeff Dunham still shown through. Keep up the great work, Jeff!!!!
    A friend gave me a gift card for my birthday – I used it to grab myself a copy of the new DVD!!

  3. I had the pleasure of seeing Jeff and the gang in person here in Houston last month. The special was everything I thought it would be. Thanks for a great hour of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. My husband and I LOVE Jeff and ALL the characters.
    We laughed so hard, our stomachcs were hurting.
    Believe it or not, whether we are at home or out, we both start talking like one of the characters.
    There are people in a local bar we go to, that just laugh when we start that.
    Can’t wait for more Jeff!! Keep up the good work!!
    Donna and Sean

  5. Hi Jeff
    I just loved the Christmas Special that aired 11-17-08 it was hilarious. Especially the suicide bomber and peanut. I wish that I can come see your when you come to Chicago, so let me know when you come to Shy Town I would be more than happy to come. Let me know when you are coming to Chicago.

  6. I am an avid lover of you and your comedic style. I have enlisted my mother to join in the phenom. She is a single mom and grooms dogs for a living. When I get home from school, I have to go and take the disk of “Spark of Insanity” back from her where she watches it everyday while trimming animals.
    We missed your Christmas show because we do not have TV. Only movies on disc. I cannot wait for your new special to come out!!! Can you send me the info on where to get it and maybe an autograph please?!! Sincerely, Sierra 🙂

  7. Loved the Christmas Special on Comedy Central. Achmed was hilarious and Peanut had me laughing so hard, I couldn’t catch my breath! My boyfriend and I discovered these guys last fall, when we stumbled across Arguing With Myself on cable, then watched Spark of Insanity. I ordered two copies of the Christmas Special, only to discover that the whole thing was ‘bleeped’. VERY disappointed! I sent them both back to Amazon, thinking I could find the unbleeped version somewhere else – no luck. Now I have to go buy two more – Holy Crap! At least we got to choose ‘bleeped’ or ‘unbleeped’ with “Spark”.
    Keep up the great talent, Jeff! We love you and your guys!

  8. I liked you,r show i got the christmas special movie please make a nother.

  9. I liked you,r show i got the christmas special movie please make a nother.

  10. I was disapoipioned it was bleped please don,t do that it is more funny with the cuss words

  11. You guys can get the info for tour dates & such (check out the store for the talking dolls, ROFL) over on his website.
    Jeff Dunham DOT COMMMMMM…..LOL

  12. Wow. Wanda you must have NO sense of humor. You must be the only person on the face of this earth who doesn’t find Jeff D funny and extremely talented. We absolutely LOVE him, and I’m even hearing people on the street quoting his lines. I keel you! Go back to bed.

  13. Felicia, has right. In prague, obviously he is not to much popular, as in the other places and I am not hearing people in the street said, I keel you. But everybody knows him from you tube. I seriously thinking, then I will go to the London on his theatrical performance at February.

  14. HOLY CRAP!! Wanda obviously needs to “GET A LIFE!” No fun whatsoever. OMG! I’m glad I don’t know you. My 16 yr old daughter, my 80 yr old mom, and I LOVE Jefuh-fuh and all his dolls. We are constantly quoting Achmed, Peanut, and all of Jefuh-fuh’s characters. We have all 3 of the DVD’s, and we watch them on a regular basis. We can’t wait for the next DVD. My favorite is Peanut, but, I love them all! My daughter quotes Peanut to describe her loser Dad, “Polish a turd it’s still a turd!”
    Jeff is such a breath of fresh air with his comedic talent. He is pure comedic genius! AND he doesn’t have to use a lot of profanity to make you laugh til you pee your pants! Keep up the great work, Jeff! LOVE YOU DUDE!

  15. Jeff: My family and I have seen all of your shows on television and have got 2 of your CDs now. We loved your Christmas show and can’t wait to get that one too. Keep up the good work!! We look forward to seeing you in Rapid City SD in April.
    Signed really big fans the Glovers.

  16. Opps forget the ps. Peanut I love you!! How about a hug when you come to South Dakota

  17. Can’t wait to see you when you come to the Cox Arena in San Diego! Going with some friends from work. We think you are hilarious! Keep up the good work.

  18. Picture this – I go to my favorite bookstore to see if they have the Christmas CD by Jeff & the gang. I do not see it on the racks so I ask…”do you have the Christmas CD by Jeff Dunham?” The clerk asks “who is he?”…I said “a ventriloquist”. “Okay” says the clerk and then she burst into laughter…gee, I didn’t even get to quote Achmed or Peanut to make her laugh! Thanks Jeff, Peanut, Achmed, Walter and all for the laughter…Katie
    PS – I had to special order the CD and should have it in a couple of days!

  19. After reading the negative review I must come to the conclusion that they got into guitar guys stash, ha ha ha. We saw the KC show and it was great. we have a couple of Jeffs’ CD’s and think they are great, keep up the great shows!!!!!!!!!

  20. Im in the UK and have seen all of jeffs dvds as i an now a proud owner of them. Damn what a guy, and the puppets just go and in hand with each other. Absolutely fantastic. Please can you tell me if you ever plan a tour of the UK. If not why not, cos i know you as just as popular over here ..
    Keep up the brilliant work.
    wayne x

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