Jeff Dunham will perform at the American Airlines Center on June 21 and June 22

Jeff Dunham will perform at the American Airlines Center on June 21 and June 22

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Jeff Dunham was voted Most Likely to Succeed when he graduated from Richardson High School in 1980. And what a good choice it was. Now 57, Dunham is a wildly successful stand-up comic, who also happens to be a gifted ventriloquist, whose fans really, really dig what he does.

On Friday and Saturday night, June 21 and June 22, Dunham (who also graduated from Baylor University) will appear at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, where Netflix will tape its upcoming Jeff Dunham special.

Jeff Dunham, who graduated from Richardson High School, poses with one of  his characters, Achmed.

Jeff Dunham, who graduated from Richardson High School, poses with one of his characters, Achmed.

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Dunham has already sold out the Saturday night show at the AAC, which has a seating capacity of 20,000. Forced to add a second show due to popular demand, he was, at press time, close to selling out the Friday night show as well. Dallas should feel flattered: Dunham insisted on taping his new special at the AAC, because, after all, this is the man's hometown.

That's not all that's going on with Dunham, whose incredible popularity once landed him a profile in The New York Times Sunday Magazine. In addition to the Netflix taping, Dunham was recently featured in the A&E Network series Biography, which devoted a two-hour, in-depth look at Dunham's life and career titled "Jeff Dunham: Talking Heads." It will re-air on A&E at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 16. 

Details

Jeff Dunham will appear at 7 p.m. Friday, June 21, and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Avenue in Dallas. Tickets range between $38.50 and $48.50. Info: 800-745-3000, or click here for the Ticketmaster website. 

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