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

August 1, 2009 - Oshkosh, Wisconsin  - Comedian Jeff Dunham and his "suitcase posse" will make an encore performance at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009, courtesy of RotorWay International.

Dunham's performance drew a crowd estimated at 10,000 people at Theater in the Woods at AirVenture 2008. It was the largest crowd ever gathered for a Theater in the Woods program.

This year's performance, included with regular AirVenture admission, will begin at 8 p.m. today. Dunham's performance will be preceded by Air Racer: Chasing the Dream beginning at 6:15 p.m. The movie tells the story of husband-and-wife team Jon and Patricia Sharp, who risk everything to create the most advanced airplane ever made for air racing, the Nemesis NXT.

"Jeff Dunham brought down the house at AirVenture's Theater in the Woods in 2008, as a record crowd estimated at 10,000 enjoyed his unique talents," 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."

The 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. 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. "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."

More information on Dunham, his comedy, and his cast of characters is available at www.jeffdunham.com.

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