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Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity

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Jeff Dunham and his socially reckless "suitcase posse" are back in this highly anticipated follow-up to Arguing with Myself, his breakthrough television special and multi-platinum selling DVD release! What's next?

An ALL NEW show that is Bigger... Better... and Funnier than ever!

This time, Dunham welcomes two never-before-seen partners "Achmed the Dead Terrorist," and "Melvin the Superhero." Long-time favorites "Peanut," "Walter" and Jose Jalapeno...On a STEEK! are back in an entirely original show for everyone!

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Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham's second live-performance DVD, Spark of Insanity, is much funnier than his first, Arguing With Myself, perhaps because his new puppets allow him to cover more controversial territory beyond skits about family beefs and office humor. Though some puppets reappear, like the beloved Peanut, a purple monkey who loves wordplay, new characters emerge as the stars of this hour-long stand-up show. A tense laughter ripples through the audience, for example, when Dunham announces his wish to talk with a terrorist as he brings out Achmed the Dead Terrorist, a turban-sporting skeleton who's refrain is "I will kill you!" Previous show star, Jose Jalapeño, a Mexican chili pepper on a stick, returns for a discussion about whether the puppet has a green card. If his racial jokes rode a line slightly too Caucasian to clarify his point of view before, Dunham has achieved real satire in Spark of Insanity, showing his audience how ridiculous it is to create stereotypes of any sort. Additionally, Dunham mocks his own culture with Walter, a grumpy old white man whose parental chiding rings true for many. Moreover, Dunham impresses with his ventriloquism skills, and shows off some new vocalization techniques that will stun anyone interested in this fascinating art. --Trinie Dalton

Special Features

Walter's Political Announcement
The Making of Melvin
What Would You Put on a Stick?

Product Details

  • Actors: Jeff Dunham
  • Directors: Michael Simon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 18, 2007
  • Run Time: 80 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,347 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000S6LS66
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,148 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity" on IMDb

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By Stephen R. Finney VINE VOICE on September 27, 2007
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Spark of Insanity was far funnier than any previous shows in Which I have seen Jeff Dunham and his puppets. Contrary to the one negative opinion I have read about the performance, I didn't have to gauge the reactions of audience members to know when it was time to laugh. It was very funny, and I must say that his tackling an issue, such as terrorism, with comedy, was funnier than I would have even thought it would be. Dunham is a very talented ventriloquist, with a fine sense of comedic timing. I feel sorry for anyone who can't get a laugh out Spark of Insanity, their sense of humor is irreparably broken. Buy it, see it, enjoy it!
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I've been a fan of Jeff and company since high school. I remember seeing him on "An Evening at the Improv" which aired on A&E and on another comedy program that aired on VH1; I would tape these segments then make my friends watch them. They became fans of Jeff and Peanut, too.

I thought this DVD was funnier than the "Arguing with Myself" one. I loved the Dead Terrorist. This program aired on Comedy Central and the DVD features some additional footage that didn't appear on Comedy Central. The bonus features on the DVD are great. It was interesting to see the development of Melvin, and Walter's "announcement" was fabulous. This DVD is a must have for any fan of Jeff and gang.
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Okay, so I don't get around much; I don't watch Comedy Central; and I had never heard of Jeff Dunham. And up until a few days ago I thought of ventriloquism as about as hokey as middle school hootenanny; but then I was given Dunham's SPARK OF INSANITY as a Yuletide present (by my highly signficant other). . .

I am a changed curmudgeon.

Ladies and gents, this is funny, funny stuff, and I'm not talking about chuckling funny--I'm talking about rolling on the floor funny. Dunham and his "suitcase posse" of colorful characters (and an old curmudgeon like me sure appreciates Walter) tackle a plethora of topics--many of them devoutly controversial. But Dunham (and friends) gets away with controversy, because everything is fair game and no one is spared. Heck, forget the puppets; Dunham's opening monologue is hysterical.

When a comedian can make his audience forget their troubles and just enjoy the entertainment for its own sake, said comedian has achieved pure comedic bliss. And Jeff Dunham does just that; SPARK OF INSANITY is well worth the viewing, time and time again.
--D. Mikels, Author The Reckoning
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My husband and I just saw Jeff's show this past Saturday in Mass. It was fantastic! Achmed the Dead Terrorist is hysterical! He goes right to the edge with a politically sensitive subject. And, of course, Walter, Peanut, and Jose are just as great as ever. We have his first DVD and are always showing it to people who haven't been indoctrinated. No matter how many times we see it, we laugh just as hard as the first time. We are looking forward to this new DVD to have in our house when we need a Jeff 'fix'.
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I was fortunate to see this show live in Newport Kentucky back in July and have been anxiously awaiting the release of the DVD. Jeff and company are totally hilarious and I did not stop laughing the entire show. I love a comedian that can bring on laughing tears. Of course Walter is my favorite, but his new additions bring a new spark to the show.
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Its really hard to review a standup comedy routine "critiquingly". If it's GREAT, like this one is, I would have to resort to the overwhelming non-lack of cliches plastered on the covers of movie boxes and posters across the Land.

What it boils down to, is this (and its very simple): This is one of the funniest and most tallented stand-up acts I have ever seen. You have your all-time greats like Pryor and (fill in your fav here) but did they hold three-way conversations at lightning speed and legibly conveying three unique voices with three different personalities? Either he has incredible tallent or he's related to Emily Rose.

In short, its fantastic - Excellent - pullamuscle funny - and man does it deliver. I saw him LIVE in May at the comedy club Stardome in Alabama, and this dvd is just as good. Highly recommended for you adults who need a change in pace. ~saos~
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I must admit this one was very funny. I had seen him before and found him funny, but here he stepped it up a notch. That was especially the case when he brought out a dead terrorist!

I gotta be honest and admit to cringing a little - I had NO idea where that was going to go. But darn if he didn't pull it off. Very very funny... his catch-phrase in particular was hysterical... then those piercing eyes and over-the-top attitude which you couldn't possibly take seriously... amazingly creative (and bold).

So I hadn't seen this new character before. Another thing new (to me anyway) was the way Jeff Dunham did a bit of standup beforehand, just standing there talking to the audience long before he pulled out the fellas.
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"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.
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