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RUSSELL PETERS

RUSSELL PETERS

Born in Toronto, Russell Peters is a global comedy rock-star and internet sensation. His YouTube clips have been viewed over 75 million times and he has performed to sold- out crowds from Toronto’s Air Canada Centre to New York’s Madison Square Garden, from the Sydney Opera House to London’s O2 Arena - where he established a new attendance record. Over the course of his 20-plus-year career, he has headlined comedy festivals throughout North America and has performed sold-out arena tours worldwide. His first book, Call Me Russell, was a number one bestseller, and in 2009 and 2010 he was listed on the Forbes list of top earning comedians in America alongside comedy greats Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld.

Praise for Russell Peters

"During a recent tour of Dubai, Russell sold tickets at the rate of one ticket every two seconds – crashing all the online sales outlets as soon as the tickets went on sale. 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. In addition to this first-time feat, in February 2008 Russell became one of only a handful of comedians ever to headline and sell-out the world famous Madison Square Garden."

 

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