Comedy: Cackling at 'Controlled Chaos' plus video
Jeff Dunham has already come under fire in South Africa for his sense of humour. In 2008, his comedy skit Achmed the Dead Terrorist was slated for mocking Islam.
According to iafrica.com, the Advertising Standards Authority ruled that a Glo Mobile ringtone commercial featuring Dunham and his puppet was offensive to Muslims.
In response Dunham said: ''I've skewered whites, blacks, Hispanics, Christians, Jews, Muslims, gays, straights, rednecks, addicts, the elderly, and my wife. As a stand-up comic, it is my job to make the majority of people laugh, and I believe that comedy is the last true form of free speech."
Durham is in South Africa with his latest international tour, Controlled Chaos.
He recently became the third-most watched programme in the history of Comedy Central within days of airing.
Along with two new characters, fans will still get to see Walter, the grumpy retiree; the beer-swilling, Nascar-loving and resolutely red neck Bubba J; the furry and manic Peanut; José Jalapeño, the spicy pepper from South of the border; and the bumbling skeletal Achmed the Dead Terrorist.
Dunham has already performed sellout shows in Cape Town and Durban.
He will perform at the Sun City Superbowl on Saturday night.
His shows at Carnival City next week have sold out.
- For more information and tour updates, see www.jeffdunham.com