Puppets are Funny - Nearly Half a Million Viewers Watch JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING THE MONSTERS Sunday Night on The Comedy Network

- JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING THE MONSTERS becomes the most-watched broadcast this year to date on The Comedy Network -

- The standup special encores Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET -

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TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, José Jalapeño, and Achmed the Dead Terrorist were all on hand as comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham's latest standup special JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING THE MONSTERS was watched by nearly half a million viewers on The Comedy Network Sunday night, making it the most-watched broadcast this year to date for the network. The special also made Comedy the #1 specialty network at 9 p.m. with total viewers, as well as in the key demos A18-49 and A25-54. Peaking with 645,000 viewers, in all JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING THE MONSTERS reached 1.2 million Canadians*.

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Viewers can catch all the puppet fun during the encore broadcast of JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING THE MONSTERS on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on The Comedy Network, and can also catch a preview of the special and other Jeff Dunham clips at TheComedyNetwork.ca.

In JEFF DUNHAM: MINDING THE MONSTERS, worldwide comedy sensation and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham pulls out all the stops, just in time for Halloween. It's the ultimate haunted house as Walter transforms into something grumpier than he already is, beer-swilling redneck Bubba J rises from the dead, Peanut becomes his alter ego 'The Purple Avenger of the Night,' and Achmed dresses in an outfit that would terrify even the most terrifying terrorist. 

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Canada's first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy - as well as topical comedy talk shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network reinvests nearly 50 per cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. The Comedy Network is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million households across the country.

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* 9 p.m. and 12 midnight broadcasts

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Natalie Cole, The Comedy Network, 416.384.2140 or natalie.cole@bellmedia.ca
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