Top livewire comedian is serious about his art

DON'T worry if you haven't heard of Jeff Dunham - and never mind he's just one of the world's top-grossing comedy acts and at one time, ranked just behind Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock; his YouTube videos have notched up over half a billion hits; and his shows sell out arenas all over the world - because the man goes by many names.

As a ventriloquist, he brings puppets to life on-stage and often gives them such colourful personalities they almost upstage him. Among them are Walter, the grumpy retiree;...

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