Laughter draws crowd at Jeff Dunham show for DPAO

Laughter draws crowd at Jeff Dunham show for DPAO

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - When Jeff Dunham and his comedy troupe of puppets came to Watertown, tickets go fast.

What looked to be a sell out crowd waiting outside and inside the Watertown Municipal Arena was ready for Dunham to take the stage. One person was 11-year-old Scott Everly, from Whitesboro. He scored a ticket Friday afternoon when his parents told him he would be going.

“I didn’t know that we were even coming here. They ended up surprising me with it. And I didn’t believe them, but now I do because I see everything," Everly said.

The show raises money for the Disabled Persons Action Organization, which helps people with developmental disabilities and their families in Jefferson and Lewis counties. A packed show brings in a nice chunk of cash to help fund DPAO’s services.

“If we happen to do anywhere near 3,000 plus, we could be looking at somewhere, $25,000-$30,000. We serve over 500 families with developmental disabilities so all of them money goes to that," said DPAO Foundation Director Tim Dermady.

DPAO brought Dunham in for a show back in 2014. This time - Dunham reached out to them.

“Here we are again and it looks like we might have the same results, another phenomenal show," Dermady said.

The Jeff Dunham show is still the beginning of the concert series for DPAO. Other acts they are bringing in are Foreigner, Ronnie Milsap and Brett Young.

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