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Comedian Jeff Dunham returns to the First Niagara Center

Comedian Jeff Dunham enjoys getting a little help from his friends. Or is it that he likes to work with help from his little friends?

Either way, when Dunham returns to the First Niagara Center, where he previously has packed the crowds in up to the rafters, he will bring along familiar faces, including Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, Peanut, Bubba J, Jose Jalapeño and Dunham’s mini-me, Little Jeff. It’s part of Dunham’s popular “Disorderly Conduct” world tour, an event that is sure to live up to its name, especially when Achmed gets into the act. (Speaking of Achmed, he’s about to get his own animated feature, “Achmed Saves America.”)

When Dunham isn’t touring, he’s making specials for Comedy Central, including “Minding the Monsters,” which debuted to 7.5 million viewers and achieved platinum sales status within six days of its DVD release; or creating the computer and mobile game “Achmed’s Bombsweeper” (there’s that troublemaker again).

Join Dunham, Achmed and the whole gang at 8 p.m. Friday in First Niagara Center. Tickets are $50 (box office,

– Toni Ruberto