Coming soon to an arena near you -- Jeff Dunham.
The ventriloquist has embarked on his 2011 arena tour, which will take him to several continents.
Yet it was only five years ago that he was touring smaller, intimate clubs, and performing in front of only a few hundred people. That changed with the premiere of his Comedy Central special "Arguing With Myself," which introduced him to the nation.
Now only a stadium can hold his popularity.
"When we first started doing these huge arenas, I was concerned that the intimacy of the 300-seat clubs that I had grown to know so well would be missing," wrote Jeff Dunham in an e-mail interview in advance of his one-night-only show in Salt Lake City.