Jeff Dunham brings back his cast of characters to the 2016 Great Allentown Fair

Mar 8th, 2016Press Release from The Great Allentown Fair

Allentown, Pa. Jeff Dunham, the comedian ventriloquist who has sold more tickets at the Allentown Fair than any other comedy artist performing on the Grandstand stage, will return with his zany cast of characters on Sunday, September 4 at 8 p.m.

Tickets to this show go on sale starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19.

Dunham broke records at the Fair in 2009 when he sold 19,000 tickets over two nights. Having performed in theaters for years, he came to the Fair on the crest of millions of YouTube hits of a hilarious routine with his bulgy-eyed, no skin-just bones puppet Achmed the Dead Terrorist.

The Fair audience so embraced his colorful characters including grumpy old Walter, José Jalapeño on a Stick, Peanuts and Bubba J that Dunham was invited back in 2010 and 2013.

Dunham, a fixture on Comedy Central, holds the record for viewership on that network, has sold more than 7 million DVDs worldwide and has been viewed nearly a billion times on YouTube.

He starred in an NBC special last fall following a near year long residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The Fair is one of many stops on his new Perfectly Unbalanced Tour that kicked off in December.

Tickets for Jeff Dunham’s 8 p.m. show are $53 reserved seats and $33 for general admission seats on the floor and in the grandstand. They include Fair admission.

Earlier this week, country breakout star Chris Stapleton was the first Fair show to be announced. Tickets for his 7 p.m. concert on Friday, September 2 go on sale at 10 a.m., one hour earlier on the same day Dunham tickets go on sale, Saturday, March 19.

All tickets will be available at the Fair Box Office, online at, over the phone at 800-745-3000 and at Ticketmaster Centers.

The Fair Box Office behind the Ritz Barbecue on the Allentown Fairgrounds will hold special hours Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and be open thereafter Thursdays 10 a.m.-2 p.m. until further notice.

For more information, visit the fair’s web site at ###

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