EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (May 14, 2008) - Jeff Dunham and his wild cast of characters have entertained thousands of comedy fans in concert and tens of millions more through his DVD, online and television appearances. Now Dunham, an EAA member, aircraft builder and pilot in his own right, is bringing his hilarious performances to EAA AirVenture 2008!
Dunham will be performing at EAA's Theater in the Woods on Wednesday evening, July 30, presented by RotorWay International. RotorWay is proud to bring Dunham to EAA AirVenture - "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" - as he has built RotorWay helicopters and is a helicopter pilot.
"Jeff Dunham is not only one of the nation's brightest comedy stars, but he has a special connection with all of us at Oshkosh because he builds and flies his own aircraft," said Tom Poberezny, EAA president and AirVenture chairman. "His performance is a highlight of AirVenture 2008's strong schedule of evening programs and certainly something that shouldn't be missed."
The DVDs of Dunham's performances have sold more than 2 million copies in little more than two 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."
"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 we're proud to help bring him and his colorful cast of characters such as Walter, Peanut, Achmed and others to 'aviation's family reunion' at Oshkosh this year. It's going to be a great night!"
Jeff Dunham's performance and all EAA evening programs at Theater in the Woods are included with regular AirVenture admission, which for the first time 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.
EAA AIRVENTURE OSHKOSH 2008 on July 28-August 3 is "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration" and EAA's yearly membership convention. Additional EAA AirVenture information, including advance ticket purchase, is available through the World Wide Web at www.airventure.org. EAA members receive lowest prices on admission rates. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 1-800-JOIN-EAA (1-800-564-6322) or visit www.eaa.org.
The 56th annual edition of EAA's fly-in convention takes place July 28-August 3.
Adhering to tradition, many of the departing aircraft will slightly roll their wings to "wave" goodbye 'til next year.
EAA AirVenture annually draws participants from more than 60 nations and in excess of 10,000 airplanes, including more than 2,500 showplanes. It starts July 28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport...
Fly-in convention will represent the entire spectrum of flight.