There are no words to describe a Jeff Dunham comedy show other than uproariously funny to the point of exhaustion.
His show May 12 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick started out pretty tame with Dunham telling a few stories about his three daughters, as well as taking the audience on nostalgic trip through his goofy childhood.
The stories were entertaining and funny but didn't come close to packing the punch his dummies added to the show.
Walter the grumpy old man, Peanut the dopey hyperactive smartmouth, Achmed the dead terrorist and his son Achmed Jr., and Jose Jalapeño were all there. But one of Dunham's more popular dummies, the ignoramus Bubba J, was surprisingly missing from the fray at the Tri-City show.
Tri-Citians even got to see a new dummy's debut at the show. It was a miniature of Dunham himself that Peanut used in his attempt at being a ventriloquist.
The best part of Dunham's show is that he can make fun of everything and every one and never sound offensive.
It didn't matter if Dunham was blasting women, different cultures, the political system, marriage or terrorism out of the wooden mouths of his dummies. His humor incites gut-busting laughter that has your face hurting by the end of the show.
The audience was a fair mix of all ages and cultures, all of whom howled equally at his irreverent topics.
The most amazing and exhausting part of his show is watching and listening to Dunham crank out rapid-fire argumentative conversations between himself and three of his dummies -- all at the same time.
Rumor, apparently leaked from Dunham's crew, has it that much of the material in his Tri-City show was brand new in anticipation of a new DVD he plans to produce next month, so he wanted to add some extra shows in smaller markets to test out the material.
If that proves to be true, then there's no doubt he's got another hit on his hands.