Jeff Dunham Minding the Monsters is a brilliant stand-up comedy Blu-ray or DVD. This from someone who is not really a fan of this ventriloquist. This show benefits from a Hallowe'en theme and really cool haunted mansion set that give Dunham and his puppets creative entrances. The show comes in a bleeped and unbleeped version but both have a few very adult references to things like golden showers and sheep.
This Jeff Dunham DVD opens with Dunham doing about fifteen minutes of pure stand-up. He is without any puppet and it is the best part of the show.
Walter made up as Frankenstein is a great idea that makes the rather worn character a lot more interesting. There is what I found to be an objectionable joke about Dr. Frankenstein being Jewish (he only dug up bodies to same money).
The annoying Bubba J is also more interesting as Dracula.
Aside from the stand-up bit, the highlight of Minding the Monsters is Peanut as Batnut and Jose Jalapeno as Ruben. Peanut and Jose are usually Dunham's best conduit and it is true again here.
Ahmed the Terrorist closes the show as a blonde bombshell. The costume allows the character to let his hair down and be less aggressive. He too has a bit of an odd Jewish reference but maybe I am a bit oversensitive when it comes to Dunham.
The short movies between each character are also cool.
Special features for this Jeff Dunham Blu-ray include a very good blooper reel and an audio commentary.
The Easter Egg on the Blu-ray available by clicking right after Special Features. This highlights a frame in the top right hand corner for a joke.
Other Jeff Dunham Reviews
Arguing With Myself: Disappointing, uselessly blue and risque performance from an excellent ventriloquist who is better than that
Spark Of Insanity: The good Jeff Dunham DVD
Jeff Dunham Very Special Christmas Special - The Comedy Network Dec. 5th 20th 22nd 25th 2008: Very good comedy Christmas show by ventriloquist
Very Special Christmas Special DVD: The ventriloquist, Peanut, Walter, Jose Jalapeno et al in a longer version of the Comedy Central Christmas Special
The Jeff Dunham Show - The Comedy Network: Decent but not worth making a special effort to watch.
The Jeff Dunham Show DVD: This situation comedy lasted all of 7 episodes for obvious reasons.
Controlled Chaos: Could have been good but just redneck racist by the end.
Achmed Saves America: 60 minute cartoon about Achmed coming to America. Pretty good.
All Over the Map: Ventriloquist on an entertaining world tour.