Jeff Dunham Books CT Show, Sparks Memory For Local Morning Radio Team
Jeff Dunham is a legendary ventriloquist comedian who has played to sold out houses around the world.
For decades fans have gone crazy for his characters like Peanut, Bubba J and Jose the Jalapeno. Jeff is returning to Connecticut and bringing all of his personalities with him. On Tuesday, Dunham announced he'd be playing Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, September 2, 2023.
Tickets are on sale as of March 31st through Tickemaster with prices ranging from 39-69 dollars. You can also purchase tickets through the Mohegan Sun Box-office as of April 1, 2023. When I saw this announcement it sparked a fond memory for me that goes all the way back to my earliest days as a member of the I-95 Morning Show.
I got this job in August of 2007 and the I-95 Morning Show became known as the Ethan and Lou Show. When I set out on this project, one of the first things I wanted to do was make the morning show stand-up comedian friendly. I wanted our position on the "radio dial" to be a place people could go and hear their favorite comedian as a guest.
Looking back all these years later, I believe we accomplished that. For the past 15 years, the I-95 Morning Show has been a place where you could regularly hear people like Lisa Lampanelli, Robert Kelly, Gilbert Gottfried, Stephen Wright, Bill Burr, Nick Dipaolo, Rich Vos and the late Patrice O'Neal. We made this exactly what I'd hope but it was not easy.
It took a long time and a lot of convincing to nail down these guests and build the relationships necessary to get guests like that. In the very beginning a lot of people would not return my calls so it took some determination to make it a reality. One of the first headlining comedians I was able to book on the show was Jeff Dunham.
When I saw the announcement that Jeff was coming to Mohegan Sun it made me smile. Luckily, I can share that 15 year old interview. Back then, we didn't really do a sufficient job at archiving material and almost never posted segments to Youtube because I didn't know how to use Youtube in 2007. Thankfully, I learned and did get some of that early material distributed on the internet and some of it is still there.
Below is our interview with Jeff Dunham from September 21, 2007.
When I see Dunham's face or hear his name, I always smile. It's not that I'm a super-fan of his, he's a symbol to me of the work we put in and where we started.
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