Jeff Dunham is best known for his ventriloquist/comedy act, in which he brings several characters which have become pop-culture figures to life, such as José Jalapeño on a Stick, Walter, Melvin the Superhero Guy, Peanut, and Achmed the Dead Terrorist. Now, however, he’s making headlines for something completely unrelated to comedy: his weight.
The comedian decided to follow a strict diet and exercise regimen during the months leading up to his wedding–which took place on Friday–and was so successful thanks to his fitness trainer-fiance that he lost 25 pounds, and now weighs what he did in high school.
Of course, all that healthy eating led up to a big day full of delicious food, so the couple didn’t set limits for themselves.
“The wedding was about fun, friends, family….and food!” Dunham said.
The pants-busting menu included chicken-fried Angus steak with cream gravy, roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary and pecans, Tabasco and molasses glazed chicken, macaroni and cheese with a crispy panko topping, iron-skillet cornbread with honey butter, rattlesnake bean chili with charred tomato and cilantro, grilled white shrimp wrapped with pancetta and stuffed with Asiago cheese, and miniature wild boar pastrami and Gruyere reubens.