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Company to Ventriloquist -- Talk to the Hand!

9/2/2009 1:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

 Ventriloquist -- Talk to the Hand!Unlike the dummies he sticks his hands inside, comedian/ventriloquist Jeff Dunham is accused of being full of crap -- because a production company is suing him for allegedly being a big, fat liar.

A company called Montivagus claims they approached Jeff in 2006 to appear in a ventriloquism documentary they were making called "I'm No Dummy."

Montivagus claims after they filmed Jeff for the doc, he signed releases giving the company full rights to all aspects of the movie, including distribution.

The company claims Jeff suddenly backed out of their agreement in 2009 ... after Jeff realized he may have "violated other legal obligations" by signing the release -- especially ones he had with Comedy Central.

Montivagus says Jeff's new demands were for "full distribution rights to the Documentary" -- among a bunch of other stuff.

Jeff is being sued for an amount yet to be determined.

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mrez golucky    

Yikes!

1690 days ago
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kymmiec    

I love Jeff-fa-fa.

1690 days ago
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bman    

hilarious dude,funny as all hell cause the bman said so.

1690 days ago
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bman    

i like crusty the clown much more.

1690 days ago
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huge jackman    

i hope they put his ass "on a stick"

1689 days ago
6.

We only have ONE Mom!    

Have Walter tell them to go to hell!

1689 days ago
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marson    

I hate to be to critical here, but why doesn't Mike's mom have any money? I am sure Mike was very generous with her. Why isn't her house paid for. Michael made more than enough money over the years to have paid it off, free and clear. With the kind of payment she has she must have borrowed against it. Now you can see why Mike put somone else in charge of his money to make sure the kids would have some when they needed it. Good move Judge to leave the men in charge of the estate in charge.

1689 days ago
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jimmysimpson    

TMZ, you make me sick. You ought to be called Liberal Zone for your disgusting hatred for all things conservative. The only reason you can't stand this unknown artist is because he is CONSERVATIVE. Why don't you just stick to all things homosexual and NY people who are not real celebs?!

1689 days ago
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heather    

i agree, it shouldnt take three years to make the doc, and why are they just now trying to publish it? They know the man made more than 30 million last year and they just want money. no one has ever really heard of this company, so they figure sure him make money and get our name out there. people are relentless and stupis

1689 days ago
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ss    

****is this guy jeff embarrassed by the fact that TERRY FATOR got a 200 mil contract in Vegas right off the bat after winning and he(jeff) has been around and still only doing small places, he moves his lips he is not that talented at being a ventriloquist, terry has way more talent, he does not move his lips and can sing like crazy with out moving his lips to.

1689 days ago
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Devonne88    

This is for comment #11, You are HIGHLARIOUS!! "mad cause he's playing small venues" ha ha ha!! Jeff Dunham sells out the arenas like the Staples Center constantly. And now he's got his own TV show coming out. I don't know who your guy is but he ain't got nothing on Jeff.

1689 days ago
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where's the rest?    

Hey all haters out there, SILENCE, I KEEL YOU!! by the way, that's not a threat, it's a line from Achmed

1689 days ago
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MOMMY2MELVIN    

POOR JEFF!!!! HE WORKS SO HARD FOR HIS MONEY AND THESE NO ACCOUNT VULTURES ARE LINING UP TO SUE HIM AND TAKE IT AWAY!!! IT IS UNFAIR!!!I LOVE HIM AND I HAD THE PRIVILEDGE OF SEEING HIM AT CASINO RAMA LAST SUMMER. HE IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST. HE SHOULD FIRST GET WALTER TO GAS THOSE IDIOTS, THEN HAVE ACHMED BLOW THEM AWAY!!!! THEN MY PRECIOUS LITTLE PEANUT CAN TAKE HIS SNEAKER AND KICK THE CRAP OUT OF WHAT'S LEFT OF THEM!!!! DON'T GIVE UP JEFF!!! YOU ROCK!!!!

825 days ago

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