Photo by Tyson V.
Jeff Dunham with Walter, performing at Oshkosh in 2008.
July 27, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin - A
record crowd estimated at 10,000 people turned out to see comedian and
homebuilder Jeff Dunham perform at AirVenture last year courtesy of
RotorWay International, and he’ll return for another show on Saturday
evening, August 1, thanks again 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
DVDs of Dunham’s performances have
sold more than two 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 YouTube have drawn an estimated 100 million views worldwide, and
no less an authority than former 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
for last year’s AirVenture audience.
“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!”