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.
DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3;
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