Posted tagged ‘Jeff Dunham’

Come to the Spaich Scary House TONIGHT!

October 31, 2011

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids tonight, and you’re anywhere near San Tomas Expressway, Winchester Boulevard and Payne Avenue in San Jose, be sure to check out the Spaich Scary House! Follow the link to join their fan page on Facebook.

It’s not the largest haunted house you’ll find, but the gentleman who owns the house spends up to two months preparing his garage for Halloween and doesn’t ask for any money or compensation in return. That’s a VERY cool gesture!

My kids have loved this place since we moved back to California in 2006. It’s only a block away from grandma’s house and we have to take a walk past it at least once a day so the kids can see “Achmed” the skeleton (because they think he looks like Achmed the Dead Terrorist from Jeff Dunham) and all of the other ghoulish characters.

This year’s house is set to be the best yet with a garage full of surprises (including my son’s favorite…the man who jumps out of the garbage can!). The Spaich Scary House will be open tonight from 7-10 p.m. If you’re walking the neighborhood and coming from Payne Avenue, turn onto Spaich and it will be approximately two blocks up on your right.

Watch out for me! I’ll be the one with the two kids and possibly a chihuahua.

Happy Holidays!

December 23, 2010

No time for updates on Casey and Caylee Anthony, Julian Assange or the plethora of College Football Bowl Games!

Today we have Jeff Dunham and his friend Achmed the Dead Terrorist!

“I got though checkpoint A…but not though checkpoint B…that’s when I got shot in the A$$ by the US Military…”

Happy Holidays to all…and to all a good night!

The Spaich Scary House Returns!

October 18, 2009

If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids this Halloween, and you’re anywhere near San Tomas Expressway, Winchester Boulevard and Payne Avenue in San Jose, be sure to check out the Spaich Scary House! Follow the link to join their fan page on Facebook.

scary house 1My kids have loved this place since we moved back to California in 2006. It’s only a block away from grandma’s house and we have to take a walk past it at least once a day so the kids can see “Achmed” the skeleton (because they think he looks like Achmed the Dead Terrorist from Jeff Dunham) and all of the other ghoulish characters. The kids are very much looking forward to this year since they were not able to celebrate Halloween last year (family wedding).

This year’s house is set to be the best yet with a garage full of surprises. The Spaich Scary House will be open Friday, October 30 from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, October 31 from 7-10 p.m.

"Achmed" the Skeleton

"Achmed" the Skeleton

If you’re walking the neighborhood and coming from Payne Avenue, turn onto Spaich and it will be approximately two blocks up on your right.

Watch out for me! I’ll be the one with the two kids and a chihuahua. :)

Jeff Dunham Review: San Jose, April 18, 2009

April 19, 2009

UPDATE: I caught Jeff Dunham on Letterman. Did exactly what he said he would during the San Jose show. Good stuff. Letterman seemed to enjoy!

*If you’ve seen Jeff Dunham live, let me hear your thoughts on his live show*

It wouldn’t be prudent if I didn’t begin with “Silence….I kill you!”

Comedian Jeff Dunham made a stop in San Jose last night at the HP Pavillion, home of the San Jose Sharks. It was a great night for comedy as a sell out crowd filled the arena for the 8 p.m. show.

For those of you who don’t know him, Dunham is a ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Star Search, Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents and The Tonight Show. Most people know him from Comedy Central and his three specials on that network: Jeff Dunham: Arguing With Myself, Jeff Dunham: Spark of Insanity, and Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special.

The night began with Brian Haner, also known as “Guitar Guy”. He joined up with Dunham recently and has been featured on the Christmas special as well as numerous videos on YouTube. Haner warmed up the audiences with a few songs about OJ, Oprah, The Octuplet Mom and others. Really good stuff and a talented guitar player.

After a fifteen minute intermission, it was time for the main event! Dunham did some great standup (minus puppets) talking about his trip to Medford, Oregon which was diverted to Klamath Falls instead. To make a long story short, the military had guns drawn, pointed at their heads and Dunham asked if anyone knew Achmed the Terrorist! Ha Ha!

Walter came out first, and did his usual schtick. Good joking with Dunham about “Manuel” the bathroom attendant and of course, Walter’s wife.

My personal favorite, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, was second and he had us rolling in the aisle with not only his signature “Silence, I kill you” but he had plenty of good stories about his terrorist days and dating. I loved his discussion with Dunham about the cotton “missiles/bombs” that he found in his drawers. The little string “fuse” and the special guided missiles “with wings” classic.

As always, Guitar Guy came back out to perform with Achmed and Dunham did his best to make him laugh. I’d love to give away a lot of what was said, but number one, I need to keep the site clean, and number two, I don’t want to ruin the show for anyone else who goes. If you want answers, just email me!

Peanut came out third and was accompanied (only briefly) by Jose Jalapeno…on a steeeek! Peanut was in rare form tonight with lots to say. He easily had the largest laughter of the night during his “Taste of China” routine. I’ve heard this before but its just as funny the second, third and fourth time.

Dunham also brought out some jokes with Peanut to practice for the Late Show with David Letterman, which he’ll be performing on tomorrow night. Can’t wait to see that!

I’d love to tell everyone what the phrase of the night was, but like I said, this is a clean site. OK, I’ll just put some symbols in to cover up the actual words :) Smooshed P*&%y! Sometime early in the show, the term was used and it ended up being used the rest of the show for some good laughs. Note to Dunham, keep this in the act!

Bubba J was brought out for the encore and did the same act as the DVD. What was great was that the audience was reciting the act word for word. Dunham looked to be having a good time with it!

It appeared that the night was over when a large cake with Walter, Achmed and Peanut came rolling out on stage. It turns out that April 18 is Jeff Dunham’s birthday! Sweet! He seem genuinely appreciative of the GREAT looking cake and the crowd sang happy birthday! Great end to the evening!

This was my first time seeing Dunham live and it won’t be my last. Overall, a great show with a lot of new material. Even the old stuff was good! I loved getting nearly an hour of Achmed who was the character I had hoped to see most. I highly recommend taking in this show if it comes to your town. If you can’t, be sure to pick up one of the DVD’s!

Afghan Suicide Bomber Accidently Blows Up 6 Militants

March 26, 2009

A would-be suicide bomber has  accidentally blown himself up, killing six other militants as he was bidding them farewell to leave for his intended target.

Are we sure that this wasn’t “Achmed the Dead Terrorist” from the Jeff Dunham show? :)

From Reuters:

“The terrorist was on his way to his destination and saying good-bye to his associates and then his suicide vest exploded,” a statement from the ministry said.

Taliban-led attacks in Afghanistan have escalated in the past year with suicide and roadside bombings insurgents’ weapons of choice.

The incident happened in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan where mainly British troops are struggling against a growing Taliban-led insurgency.

In a separate incident in Helmand, nine policemen were killed when Taliban insurgents attacked a police post in Nari Sarraj district, the Interior Ministry said.

Jeff Dunham Sets Comedy Central Ratings Record

November 19, 2008

Comedy Central’s “Jeff Dunham’s Very Special Christmas Special” became the most-watched program in the network’s history on Sunday, as 6.6 million viewers tuned in to the show.

I’ll admit, I love those puppets he brings out, especially Walter and Achmed the Dead Terrorist! I watched the original airing of the Christmas special, as well as the rerun immediately following. If you haven’t checked his show out, make sure to make time. Tickets for his show here in San Jose go on sale Friday, with pre-sale beginning today!

From TV Week:

“Dunham” surpassed “South Park’s” 1998 cliffhanger resolution, “Cartman’s Mom Is Still a Dirty Slut,” which drew 6.2 million viewers.

The program also dominated the night on cable, bringing in a 3.3 rating in the adults 18-49 demographic, making it the highest-rated standup special in that age group on the channel.

Coupled with new episodes of “South Park,” “The Sarah Silverman Program” and “Chocolate News,” Comedy Central had its best week in prime-time in adults 18-49 since June 2006.


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