The W: Jeff Dunham, Music on the Menu, and ‘Survivor’

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First Posted: 9/30/2013


…can you catch at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza?

A pretty big cast, actually – well, assuming you count puppets as people.

Famed comedian and ventriloquist Jeff Dunham will bring his beloved cast of characters to the arena on Dec. 28 at 5 p.m. as part of the “Disorderly Conduct” tour.

Dunham will be bringing some old favorites along for the ride: Walter the Grumpy Retiree, Achmed the Dead Terrorist, the beer-fueled redneck Bubba J, the manic purple creature Peanut, the spicy pepper from south of the border José Jalapeño, and Peanut’s own ventriloquist dummy Little Jeff, a mini-version of the ringmaster himself.

Tickets, priced at $49.50, go on sale Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. at the Pennstar Box Office at Mohegan Sun Arena, on, by phone at 800.745.3000, and at all Ticketmaster outlets.


…is the deal with Music on the Menu Live?

Radio show host Alan Stout just announced that he and his weekly radio show, which features some of the most talented artists from NEPA, will be moving down the dial.

Previously, Music on the Menu was heard every Sunday night for the past 10 years on 102.3-FM, The Mountain. It will now move to 105 The River.

Stout explained in a blog entry on

“A big reason for the change, quite frankly, is that The Mountain changed. In August, the station switched to an HD radio signal. And while it also still streams on the Internet, I missed being on the regular FM dial. I put a lot of time and care into “MUSIC ON THE MENU LIVE” each week, and I want people to be able to hear it in their cars and on stereos and on that old radio that you keep out in the garage. And so when Paul Ciliberto of The River gave me the opportunity to get back on the FM band, I took it.’

Music on the Menu features current music, plus occasional “blasts from the past,” from artists like The Buoys, The Badlees, Breaking Benjamin, MiZ, Cabinet, k8, and George Wesley.


…do you have the chance to spend some quality time with complete strangers?

In a crazy foreign landscape devoid of a lot of life’s luxuries, if you make it through the latest casting call to hit Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

On Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a casting call held by CBS via local affiliate WYOU for the hit reality show “Survivor.”

Registration will be held on the Sky Bridge, with casting auditions to follow in the Seasons Ballroom. Eligibility requirements and applications are available on