Tristan & Monty

Jeff Dunham's first professional dummy, Monty Ballew, was adopted by Tristan H. This great figure was made by Finis Robinson in 1974. Jeff used Monty until 1978.

In his book, All By My Selves, Jeff says, "...I named him Monty Ballew in honor of two people; Monty Moncrief, who was the program director at Sky Ranch, and Peggy Ballew, who was also a counselor at Sky Ranch for a few summers and was incredibly hot. She was in high school, and I was almost in seventh grade when I met her. She was my first major crush." (p. 29)

Jeff donated Monty to Vent Haven in 1986. Thanks, Tristan, for adopting Monty!

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