Best Selling Author. TV Star. Comedic Genius
Are just a few accolades in Russell Peters’ arsenal of comedic influence. “You [say] to an Indian guy, you guys are cheap [and he’ll say], thank you.” Hilarious jokes like this are why Russell is one of the most highly sought after global entertainers, ranked by Forbes as one of the highest grossing U.S. comics, with more than 60 million Youtube views, selling over 300,000 copies of his DVDs “Outsourced” and “Red, White and Brown”. Russell Peters’ comedy sheds light on racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. “I don’t make the stereotypes, I just see them!” Having performed with the likes of Dave Chapelle, George Carlin and Lewis Black, Russell has attracted a massive following enabling him to sell out the likes of Radio City Hall in 72 hours, and hundreds of shows globally. A previous Gemini Award winner and Juno Awards host, Russell lays claim to the record of selling ‘one ticket every two seconds for shows in Dubai’. His 2010 book Call Me Russell was number one on the Globe and Mail Non-Fiction Bestseller List. Netflix will premiere an exclusive comedy special based on Russell’s “Notorious” tour and a 4-part docu-series, “Russell Peters vs. the World”, later this year.
Netflix will premiere an exclusive comedy special based on Russell’s “Notorious” tour and a 4-part docu-series, “Russell Peters vs. the World”, later this year.