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.
Conclusion: Jeff Dunham: Minding the Monsters is funny, and oftentimes uproariously so, no question about it. It also has an air of staleness to it, a feel of routine, even if the dialogue is different and the characters have come dressed to the nines for a Halloween special. The good news is that even when the show gets a little dull, the intercutting movies are fantastic and Dunham is so good at what he does that there's always value in simply watching the best of his kind at...
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.