You may know Russell Peters who is one of the funniest comedians around. Talented and diverse Russell has managed to attract a large number of fans and social media followers. Just as Trevor Noah is arguably the mainstay of South African comedy, this comic could very well be the king of Canadian comedy. However, it’s important to state that his jokes and comedy have universal appeal – which is why he managed to be a big hit.
Russell Peters is not only a comedian, but actor and author as well. He is known for incorporating his Canadian heritage into his comedy. Peters began acting in 1989 and since then his accolades and accomplishments have grown exponentially. In 2013, he received a Netflix Stand up special. Other comedians with Netflix specials include Dave Chappelle, Jack Whitehall, Craig Ferguson, DeRay Davis, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Tracy Morgan, Hasan Minhaj, Trevor Noah, Katherine Ryan and Ali Wong.
He is known for using observational comedy to emphasize ethnic, cultural, racial, and class stereotypes; his brand of comedy appeals to audiences around the world. Russell Peters won a Gemini Award in 2008.
Russell Peters Bio – Parents & Age
Russell Dominic Peters was born on September 29, 1970 in Toronto to Maureen and Eric Peters. When he was four years old, his family moved from Toronto to Brampton. He has an older brother, Clayton, who is also his manager.
Russell, of Anglo-Indian descent, was raised as a Catholic. Her father was born in Mumbai and worked as a federal meat inspector in Toronto.
From grades 9 to 10, he attended Chinguacousy Secondary, then from grades 11 to 12, he attended North Peel Secondary School. Unfortunately, he was often bullied at school because of his ethnicity. this led him to learn boxing to protect himself.
In the 90s, he also became passionate about the hip-hop scene and became a DJ in Toronto.
Russell Peters began his acting career in 1989. Early in his career, he met one of his biggest idols – George Carlin, comedian and social critic – who asked Russell to take the stage “whenever possible”, which the Canadian called the one of the largest. career advice he got. In 2007, Russell Peters hosted one of George Carlin’s last concerts before his death.
In 2004, his performance on the Comedy Now!, Canadian TV show was uploaded to Youtube and the video went viral, which became the turning point in his career and turned him into a star.
In 2010, he performed in Sydney, Australia, to a crowd of 13,880 – the highest attendance for a comedy show ever in Australia. He also broke similar records in several countries he visited, including Singapore, where he broke the record for the most attendance by a single comedian at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
He is recognized as one of the first South Asians to receive his level of international success, especially in the field of comedy, which earned him the Trailblazer Award from the Association of South Asian Media, Marketing and shows (SAMMA) in 2013.
In 2010 he published his autobiography, Call Me Russell.
Russell Peters’ Girlfriend, Wife and Divorce
For a time, Russell Peters was in a relationship with Sunny Leone (birth name: Karenjit Kaur Vohra), a former porn star turned Bollywood actress. At the height of her career, she was one of the most famous pornstars in the world.