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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS FeedComedy Sensation Jeff Dunham Returning to AirVenture
RotorWay International brings longtime EAAer and builder back to Oshkosh

Jeff Dunham and Walter at Theater in the Woods at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2008.

Back by popular demand, comedian Jeff Dunham and his wild cast of characters will make an encore performance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009. A record crowd estimated at 10,000 people turned out to see Dunham perform at AirVenture 2008 courtesy of RotorWay International, and he'll return for another show on Saturday evening, August 1, thanks to RotorWay.

Thousands of comedy fans have enjoyed Dunham's performances in concert, plus tens of millions more have laughed through his DVD, online, and television appearances. But in Oshkosh, Dunham will be performing among kindred spirits - an audience of aviation enthusiasts.

"Jeff Dunham brought down the house at AirVenture's Theater in the Woods in 2008," said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. "Jeff has a special connection with all of us at Oshkosh because he builds and flies his own RotorWay helicopter. He's back because of the great experience he had last year, and his performance is a highlight of AirVenture's evening programs which certainly shouldn't be missed."

DVDs of Dunham's performances have sold more than 2 million copies in little more than three years, and most of his national tour dates have sold out well in advance. His video clips on You Tube have drawn an estimated 100 million views worldwide and no less an authority as Tonight Show host Jay Leno has called Dunham, "The best there is." In late 2008, Dunham's Christmas special was a huge hit on Comedy Central. He had previewed some of that material to the audience at last year's AirVenture appearance.

"As we all discovered in 2008, Jeff Dunham's comedy and his own aviation interest are a perfect fit for the thousands of flying enthusiasts at EAA AirVenture," said Grant Norwitz, chief executive officer of RotorWay International. "Jeff has long been a member of the Rotorway builders' family, and he was eager to get back to Oshkosh in 2009. We're proud to bring him and his colorful cast of characters such as Walter, Peanut, Achmed and others back to 'aviation's family reunion' at Oshkosh this year!"

Jeff Dunham's performance and all EAA evening programs at Theater in the Woods are included with regular AirVenture admission, which is available in advance at www.airventure.org. More information on Dunham, his comedy and his cast of characters is available at www.jeffdunham.com.


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