Jeff Dunham Tops List of 2019’s Best-Selling Comedians

After Kevin Hart eclipsed him in ticket sales last year, Jeff Dunham now has the last laugh. The ventriloquist dominated the industry and ends his year atop the list of best-selling comedians.

A perennial fan-favorite, Dunham secured his top comic status thanks to his extensive touring schedule. His Passively Aggressive and Seriously?!? tours provided dozens of shows throughout the past 12 months. Additionally, Dunham routinely headlines arenas, giving him a leg-up against his fellow comics who frequent theaters.

But venue size did not hinder Jerry Seinfeld. The massively popular funnyman – a mainstay at mid-size theaters – pulled impressive sales figures to trail only Dunham on the year-end list. However, it’s worth noting that Jerry Seinfeld tickets are significantly higher than Dunham and many other comics on the list. Fans paid $177 on average to see the star perform, the second-highest price tag of the year’s 20 best-selling comedians. Dave Chappelle notched the highest average ticket cost per show at $209.

Other big names making the cut include Daily Show host Trevor Noah, Adam Sandler for his 100% Fresh Tour, and Parks and Recreation‘s Nick Offerman and Aziz Ansari.

See the list of Ticket Club’s top 20 best-selling comedians of 2019 below.

Top 20 Best-Selling Comedians of 2019

Sales RankComedianAverage Ticket Price
1Jeff Dunham$103
2Jerry Seinfeld$177
3Gabriel Iglesias$109
4Sebastian Maniscalco$118
5Trevor Noah$111
6Ron White$111
7Jim Gaffigan$112
8Mike Epps$107
9Adam Sandler$118
10Jo Koy$101
11Dave Chappelle$209
12Bert Kreischer$87
13Cast of Impractical Jokers$96
14Steve Martin & Martin Short$176
15Chris D’Elia$77
16Bill Maher$141
17Nick Offerman$81
18Aziz Ansari$110
19Lewis Black$106
20Iliza Shlesinger$76

Want to see more posts like this? Check out our 2019 Year in Review series here.

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