Self-Objectification Theory Of Jeff Dunham

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Theoretical Exam of Jeff Dunham I chose the ventriloquist Jeff Dunham. I chose Jeff because I have personally seen him in concert, and I had a wonderful time. When you see him and the show he puts on with his dummies, the show takes a turn into weirdness. This is not only thing that he does in his show. Jeff also talks about his life growing up, marriages, and his family. His dummies, I think, represent anyone in any stage of life, and any background. When I watched Jeff perform, I see him as being aloof and relaxed, doing what he loves to do. Jeff speaks his mind on how he feels about things verbally and expresses likely almost anyone’s opinion about almost anything through the dummies. With Jeff, it’s no holds barred, and no topic is safe from him. I think that…show more content…
The final theory that I would use to describe Jeff is the self-objectification theory. This theory includes insight and humor. According to the text, mature individuals are capable of self-objectification, seeing themselves accurately and insightfully, often with a sense of humor. I say that Jeff fits this opinion because he can not only laugh at others, but also himself with his dummies. Jeff takes events in his life and make them humorous. When he talks about his childhood and first marriage, it’s like he can look back and find the humor in everything that happened. With his dummies, he can also poke fun at himself and getting married a second time and having children at fifty. His character Walter is a grumpy individual that criticizes Jeff on remarrying and having children at his age. Then with his character Peanut, the self-criticism continues about having children at his age. His characters all think that he is crazy and make jokes about his and his grandchildren being in diapers later in life when his youngest children have children of their own. This is where the insight and humor come in. To be able to poke fun at yourself
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