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Jeff Dunham's best show yet - I almost passed out laughing!
on December 1, 2011
"Spark of Insanity" was the first Jeff Dunham show that I saw, and after seeing other shows, it's still my favorite. In the show, we were introduced to five of Jeff's "friends," who he pulls out of a suitcase: Walter, the abrasive old curmudgeon (kind of a puppet version of Don Rickles); Peanut, a weird-looking hyperactive; Melvin, a superhero; José Jalapeño, a talking jalapeño pepper on a stick; and my favorite, Achmed the Dead Terrorist.
Melvin was my least favorite character, and I don't think he appeared in any of Jeff Dunham's shows after this. He did have one really funny line, however. When Jeff asked him how far could he fly, Melvin answered, "How far can you throw me?"
Achmed the Dead Terrorist is the star of the show, and he's the best character of all of Jeff's "friends." Note: I have a "Silence! I keel you" t-shirt, and almost everyone who sees it recognizes the phrase. That's how well known Achmed is.
One thing that I really enjoyed about this and other Jeff Dunham shows: he's not afraid of being politically incorrect. Or to be precise, his characters aren't. And I like that in a puppet.
As with his other shows, Jeff begins with a monologue before bringing his characters out of the suitcase. It's some pretty funny stuff, but the real show starts when the characters come out and Jeff demonstrates his superb ventriloquist skills. I have literally almost passed out laughing, he's that funny.
The DVD also includes special features that are very good.
If you've never seen a Jeff Dunham show, I recommend that you try "Spark of Insanity" first. In my opinion, it's his best show.