** The Dark Knight Rises is about to hit theaters, and Comicon celebrated with a display of all of Batman's coolest Batmobiles. **
Jeff Duham is one of the nation’s most cherished comedians. Combining the nostalgia of puppetry with the subversive humor of stand-up comedy, Dunham has taken all of our explosive laughter straight to the bank. And clearly, he is doing what any culturally embraced multi-millionaire would do – he is buying amazing, mind-blowing sh$T.
We had a chat with Mr. Dunham at the Comicon Convention in San Diego, where he was showcasing his proudest purchase: Michael Keaten’s original Batmobile. Judging by how much he laughed hysterically at everything he and I said, I think he is pretty fulfilled with his mega-elite toy.
Exec Digital: Wow. This is quite a purchase. How much did this bad boy cost you?
Jeff Dunham:(He laughs) It is worth a ton of money, almost twice as much as I purchased it for, but mostly because of all the money we put into it. (He laughs again.)
Exec Digital: Well it is a stellar ride, do you show it off around town?
Jeff Dunham:Yes, I take it around town with my fiancé, and it is so much fun. It is the ultimate in cool. It is like a celebrity in itself, it just gets so much attention, people instantly recognize it and get a real thrill out of it, they wave at it like it is a real person. (I laugh, he laughs, we laugh together.)
Exec Digital: Do you have a Batman costume that you wear, while you drive the vehicle?
Jeff Dunham:(He laughs explosively) No, no, I always tell people, the moment I put a costume on, that is when I really have problems. (He raises his eyebrows in a hilarious way.)
Exec Digital:Woah, Jeff, take it easy you could offend someone in these parts. Have you SEEN the costumes and getups running amuck around here?
Jeff Dunham:Haha, people can wear those costumes, because they don’t have the Batmobile. You don’t get both in this life, I don’t feel comfortable having and doing both. I can’t have the Batmobile and wear the costume, then I would have some serious problems. The line between fantasy and reality would be just a little too blurred.