Reviews and Problems with Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters
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Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters (Blu-ray)
5 November 2012
Excerpt: In 2006, ventriloquist/stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham released Jeff Dunham: Arguing with Myself . The DVD sold like gangbusters and he never looked back. His latest offering Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters is another live show featuring new material dealing with monsters and Halloween.
Conclusion: Jeff Dunham is one of the most popular entertainers in the United States, but I can't fathom why. Not only is he needlessly racist and sexist, but he's wholly unfunny. Still, it's clear that people like him, and for those that do, 'Minding The Monsters' offers plenty of bang for your buck. The disc sports a good transfer and decent audio, and it has a strong set of special features that are better than the main show itself.
Excerpt: Jeff Dunham takes a shot at Halloween in Minding the Monsters , breaking his stock roster of Walter, Bubba J, Peanut, Jose, and Achmed free from their usual shells. Here they dress up festively, well short of Achmed who realizes he enjoys the feel of feminine garb. There are no style changes, Dunham sticking to a routine of racist barbs, non-PC zingers, and a personal life jabs.
Summary: Happy frickin' Halloweiner. Ventriloquist extraordinaire and Comedy Central sensation Jeff Dunham is back with an all-new special, this one a themed show in which he and his best friends discuss the joys of fright and the delight of scaring others, all the while engaging in general buffoonery in Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters , Dunham's first Halloween special and second holiday-themed outing (the other being Jeff Dunham's Very Special Christmas Special ).
Conclusion: Many people love the comedy of Jeff Dunham, but after repeated exposure to it, I am certain I won't be joining them anytime soon. Minding the Monsters is distinguished by its theme and casting the puppets in roles shows some creativity. But that is merely new packaging for the same tired old lowest common denominator stereotype shtick, which continues to not be entertaining to me.