THE PLOT THUS FAR
“Jeff Dunham: All Over the Map” follows the comedian, along with Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, José Jalapeño, Bubba J and Walter, as they embark on an unprecedented world tour across five continents. Along the way, Dunham encounters obstacles from being forbidden to bring Achmed on stage in Malaysia, to the possibility of imprisonment for telling a joke deemed offensive in Singapore or the United Arab Emirates. Dunham’s stand-up is interspersed with segments showcasing the funny and unique people and sights these cities have to offer.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“All Over the World” is a neat look at Jeff Dunham taking his act around the world. What’s funny is that I didn’t expect Dunham to get such a warm response in certain areas. I’m used to having European and foreign readers crap all over American tastes. But, it turns out that they’ll shell out big bucks to go see an American talk to puppets on stage. What was really funny was seeing the cultural demands placed on his act. You’ve got to love the freedoms that America affords to be culturally insensitive.
Jeff Dunham isn’t my cup of tea. I liked him when I was younger and he was first starting out. But, that was the early 90s before he became a huge deal. Now, I just feel odd watching a guy do voices and make real bland references to stuff that would entertain old people. I like my comedy a little edgier and poking fun at the groups that usually enjoy this stuff. I appreciate the art behind what he does, I just don’t care for the jokes. Comedy is weird like that.
The Blu-Ray comes with featurettes as the special features. The A/V Quality is really strong for a documentary comedy series. The 1080p transfer is robust enough. Plus, the Dolby TrueHD 5.1 audio track gets to kick in where needed. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 11/18/2014