Jeff Dunham in Comedy Central deal

Agreement includes series, stand-up tour, more

On the heels of the record-breaking ratings for his holiday special on Comedy Central, comedian Jeff Dunham has inked a mulifaceted deal with the cable channel, which includes a six-episode series order, a stand-up special, a stand-up tour, DVDs and a consumer products partnership.

"I couldn't have asked for a better home for my dysfunctional family than Comedy Central," said Dunham. "Who else but Comedy Cental would give a microphone to a dead terrorist in prime time?"

Dunham, whose ventriloquist act features a gallery of odd characters, scored 6.6 million viewers for his Christmas special on Comedy Central.
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