Posts Tagged ‘Jeff Dunham’

Mohegan Sun Rolls Into One Of Its Most Star-Studded Summers Of Entertainment Ever

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Mohegan Sun is set to play host to Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Michael Bublé and countless more for this summer; 183 shows & events in 123 days!

There is no other place in the region to catch the amount and variety of entertainment that Mohegan Sun is geared up to bring this summer. Beginning with the recent sold-out Bruce Springsteen shows in late May, through August 31st, Hot Summer Fun at Mohegan Sun will host well over 100 shows. Fans of comedy, the Connecticut Sun, MMA, boxing and of course – live music, are in for one of the best summer lineups ever at Mohegan Sun.

This summer, Mohegan Sun Arena is set to host the likes of Katy Perry, Michael Bublé, Justin Timberlake, John Mellencamp, Queen + Adam Lambert, Lionel Richie with CeeLo Green, Kevin James, Jake Owen, Alan Jackson and The Moody Blues! And the ever-popular Wolf Den will bring in Ambrosia with John Ford Coley, Austin Webb, Hoobastank, Warrant, Dustin Lynch, The Bacon Brothers and Grand Funk Railroad this summer, among many more performers. Treehouse Comedy brings some of the funniest touring stand-up out there to The Cabaret Theatre every Saturday evening and don’t miss the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun with multiple home games inside Mohegan Sun Arena throughout June, July and August!

View the full summer schedule for Mohegan Sun Arena, The Wolf Den, The Cabaret Theatre and Connecticut Sun here:  Mohegan Sun Summer Entertainment!

America’s Favorite Comic Jeff Dunham Brings His New Laugh Packed “Disorderly Conduct” Worldwide Tour To Mohegan Sun Arena On Saturday, July 12th

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

America’s favorite comic and the star of Comedy Central’s highest-rated specials, Jeff Dunham and his beloved cast of characters are bringing his “Disorderly Conduct” worldwide tour to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT on Saturday, July 12th for an 8:00pm performance.

Tickets are $60.00 and $50.00 and go on sale Friday, March 7th through Ticketmaster at 10:00am.  Ticketmaster customers may log on to ticketmaster.com; call Ticketmaster’s national toll free Charge By Phone number 1.800.745.3000; or visit any Ticketmaster outlet.  Tickets will also be available at the Mohegan Sun Box Office starting Saturday, March 8th subject to availability. More details are available at mohegansun.com/entertainment as well.

Dunham is best-known for his famed troupe of sidekicks who are on tour with him: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-drinking redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.  Dunham hand-crafts each character personally and brings them to life on stage.

Dunham will be traveling the globe in 2014, visiting the UK, South Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Asia. This follows his travels last year visiting Scandinavia, Belgium, the Netherlands and Iceland, where he continuously performed to sold-out arenas.

Dunham fans, better known as “Dunham Maniacs” will soon get the chance to see Achmed the Dead Terrorist like he’s never been seen before when Jeff Dunham’s first animated film Achmed Saves America premieres in March of 2014.   When Achmed visits Americaville, USA, he’s mistaken for a visiting French exchange student as he plots to destroy the town and all of its “infidels”.  But, once he’s exposed to the sweet things in life in America — including all-you-can-eat buffets and frozen yogurt — Achmed’s campaign of hate turns into a patriotic All-American lovefest.

Jeff Dunham’s TV specials continue to be some of the highest rated on television. When Dunham’s Comedy Central special Minding the Monsters premiered to a viewing audience of 7.5 million viewers, it became 2012’s most-watched show on the network..  Upon its release on DVD, it was the #1 comedy DVD on Amazon.com and exceeded platinum sales within 6 days.  It has already reached triple platinum status.  Prior to that,  Dunham’s 5th Comedy Central TV special Controlled Chaos, premiered to a staggering 8.3 million viewers and was a never-before simultaneous same day worldwide debut in a dozen countries. Dunham continued to break ratings records at the end of 2011, when The Bio Channel’s premiere of Jeff Dunham: Birth of a Dummy became the network’s top rated telecast ever.

It is little wonder The New York Times Magazine declared Jeff Dunham “the most successful comedian working in America.”  Dunham was recently named Pollstar’s “#1 Comedy Tour in North America” for three years running as well as their “Top Worldwide Tour” for two years in a row.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 5th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.” Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #3 in the Nation and #3 in the World for top stops in 2013 and also ranked the Arena in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit mohegansun.com. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.

Jeff Dunham Joins The Mohegan Sun Walk Of Fame

Monday, July 15th, 2013

Veteran Comedian & Ventriloquist becomes 26th addition to Mohegan Sun’s Walk of Fame

Mohegan Sun had the pleasure of presenting Jeff Dunham, who played Mohegan Sun Arena for the 4th time on Saturday, July 13th, with his own star on the Walk of Fame.  The induction took place on Saturday, July 13th at 3:00pm in the forecourt of the Mohegan Sun Box Office.   Accepting the honor before a crowd of fans, Dunham stated, “It’s a great honor to be accepting this award. I started here in The Cabaret Theatre and now it’s my 4th year performing in the Arena, I want to thank Mohegan Sun and all of you folks here today”

Jeff Dunham’s television specials and series have been the highest rated programming in Comedy Central history. His DVD sales have reached seven million units, his videos have received over half a billion views on You Tube, and his live concerts have become mega-events played in front of sold-out arenas worldwide.  Dunham and his comedic sidekicks’ latest Comedy Central one hour special entitled Minding the Monsters, aired last year as the highest rated special of the network for the year.

Mohegan Sun Arena is ranked 3rd in the U.S. and 4th in the world by Billboard Magazine and was the 2008 and 2010 recipient of a Country Music Award for “Casino of The Year.”  Venues Today also ranked Mohegan Sun Arena #4 in 2011 and ranked in the top six of “Top Stops of The Decade” in 2012. For more information on concerts and other great events at Mohegan Sun, visit Mohegan Sun. For information on this week’s schedule, call the Entertainment and Special Events hotline at 1.888.226.7711, ext. 27163.