I know I've heard the name. Checked wikipedia but the pic they have of him isn't good enough for me to ID him as being the guy I'm thinking of. I think I know who you're talking about, but I haven't seen him do any gay or racist jokes (not that they would offend me -- jokes almost be definition are going to offend somebody). Can't really rate him as it seems I'm not familiar enough with his work to have an opinion.
my sister learned about him and bought one of his dvd's. I watched it with her on a vacation in TN and though it was funny stuff. Though I never watch comedians so I can't really compare him to anyone.
My friend loves him and she made me watch some clips of him on youtube. I don't think he's very funny.. not my type of humor I guess. A lot of his puppets are just annoying (especially the purple one..Peanut is its name I think)And Jalapeño on a stick is lame. I did like Walter though (the grumpy old guy)
I like him. Jeff Dunham has actually been around for a LONG time. I remember watching him on HBO when I was about 10 years old (I'm 30 now). Back then, he only had Peanut and Jalepino on a stick (possibly Walter as well, but I'm not sure).
I grew up in the "Dummy Capital of the World", Fort Mitchell, KY. It is home to the Vent Haven Ventriloquist Museum (supposedly the world's only ventriloquist museum). I've heard they have some of Dunham's puppets there, as well as many other famous puppets.