5 reasons to see Jeff Dunham live
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Jeff Dunham is returning to Las Vegas this summer, bringing his unpredictable live show to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace for select dates starting July 11. Here are five reasons why you should see Jeff Dunham live before you get your tickets to one of his upcoming shows now through AXS.

1) Las Vegas is his playground

Jeff Dunham is no stranger to Las Vegas. He's headlined at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace before, and also had his Not Playing With A Full Deck residency at Planet Hollywood three years ago. He clearly likes performing in the city and it's not hard to see why. With its big shows, bright lights and most importantly, its reputation for being the city where anything can happen, Vegas fits right into Dunham's vibe of controlled chaos (which was actually the title of his stand-up special last year). Play the video above to watch the promo he put together for his last trip to Las Vegas, and you'll see why this is a perfect place to watch him live.

2) He comes with a full cast of characters

If you haven't discovered him yet, Dunham is a ventriloquist which means that his comedy is more than just him on stage. He brings out an entire lineup of puppets throughout the evening, ranging from the curmudgeonly old man Walter to the blissfully dim-witted Bubba J and everything in between. Seeing Jeff Dunham live is like seeing an entire comedy troupe in person. There's no doubt that comedy fans are getting more than enough bang for their buck.

3) His classic material still holds up

With many comedians, audiences know a lot of what to expect when they perform live, because the core of their act doesn't change. Jeff Dunham has several core characters he leans on, but their jokes are still funny even years later, and he's added new bits for each of them to keep them relevant. Walter has started talking about politics to coincide with all of the political headlines. At the same time, his usual complaints about everything from getting old to his long-suffering marriage are still well worth the price of admission.

4) He just created a new character

Jeff Dunham just launched a new character, Seamus the Irish baby. The character made his debut in Dunham's recent Netflix special, "Jeff Dunham: Relative Disaster", and while it's not entirely clear if Seamus will appear in the Las Vegas live shows, it wouldn't be surprising since that's his newest material. He's still evolving his act, so even if audiences have seen him on TV or at a past live show, checking him out on this tour would still be a relatively new experience. And who knows what surprises Dunham may have planned?

5) His best topic is himself

The success of Jeff Dunham's act has come from playing with various stereotypes: the cranky old man, the drunk, the would-be terrorist who blew himself up. But there's no one he takes more potshots at during his live shows than himself. Last year Peanut commented on Dunham expecting another baby, and two years ago Dunham even made an "Ugly Jeff" puppet to include in the act. The characters are the stars of the show, but Dunham doesn't let them steal it; he makes sure that he's an engaged part of the act, even if it's only because he's making fun of himself.

Tickets for Jeff Dunham at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace are on sale now and range from $49.50 to $89.50. Note that the venue requires that all ticket holders under the age of 18 must have an adult accompanying them to the show. Below are Jeff Dunham's upcoming tour dates, with tickets now on sale through AXS using the included links:

July 11 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Click here for tickets)
Aug. 29 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Click here for tickets)
Sept. 12 - Las Vegas, NV - The Colosseum at Caesars Palace (Click here for tickets)

For more on Jeff Dunham, visit his artist page at AXS.