As much a humorist as a comedian, Russell doesn’t really tell jokes. Rather, he uses his wry observations on the subjects of race, class and culture to illuminate our human shortcomings with the sizzling accuracy of a well-aimed laser. His quick wit and ability to mimic language and accents allows Russell to create characters of all races and cultures and forge an immediate bond with his audiences, regardless of their racial and cultural background. Outsourced has gone eleven times Platinum in his home country of Canada.
Russell Peters is already a comedy superstar in much of the world. In April 2005, Russell was the first South Asian to headline and sell-out the Apollo Theatre in New York City. In June 2007, Russell became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre – performing for over 30,000 fans over two nights.
Russell has been nominated for four Gemini Awards [the Canadian equivalent of the Emmys]. He's performed sold-out tours of China, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Jamaica, St. Marten, Trinidad, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates and in 2007, was the first North American comic to tour India.
In 2007, Russell completed two USO tours for the troops. In February 2008, Russell recorded his latest DVD, Red, White and Brown at Madison Square Garden. Red, White and Brown was released in January 2009.
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