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About Russell Peters

Renowned for his quick wit and piercing mimicry, Russell Peters has mastered the art of traversing between hilarious characters of all races and cultures, creating an immediate connection with his audiences. His riotous performances have established him as an artist with bona fide international acclaim.

Peters has been nominated for four of Canada's prestigious Gemini Awards. He has been a featured comic at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. His television appearances include CBC-TV's "Comics!", "Club Class" on Channel 5 (UK) and two one-hour "Comedy Now!" specials on Canada's Comedy Network. He has also hosted his own talk show on BBC-TV (UK) and performed on "The David Frost Comedy Festival Special," broadcast on both the BBC and the CBC. In April 2005, Peters was the first South Asian to headline and sell-out the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City.

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Renowned for his quick wit and piercing mimicry, Russell Peters has mastered the art of traversing between hilarious characters of all races and cultures, creating an immediate connection with his audiences. His riotous performances have established him as an artist with bona fide international acclaim.

Peters has been nominated for four of Canada's prestigious Gemini Awards. He has been a featured comic at Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. His television appearances include CBC-TV's "Comics!", "Club Class" on Channel 5 (UK) and two one-hour "Comedy Now!" specials on Canada's Comedy Network. He has also hosted his own talk show on BBC-TV (UK) and performed on "The David Frost Comedy Festival Special," broadcast on both the BBC and the CBC. In April 2005, Peters was the first South Asian to headline and sell-out the famous Apollo Theatre in New York City.

He has been playing to sold out crowds from New York to Los Angeles, and creating a major buzz of excitement on university campuses, comedy clubs and now Hollywood.

Russell's 2006 DVD and CD, "Outsourced," was taped before a sold out audience at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, and gives viewers and listeners an excellent overview of Russell's comedic genius. 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 11 times Platinum in his home country of Canada.

In 2007, Russell completed two USO tours for the troops. During these tours he performed on the USS Eisenhower and in Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti and Greenland and was part of a special Thanksgiving Tour for the troops with the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Cartwright.

In February 2008, Russell recorded his latest DVD, "Red, White and Brown" at Madison Square Garden. "Red, White and Brown" was released in Canada on September 30th, 2008 with Warner Music Canada. "Red, White and Brown" will be released in the US on January 27th, 2009.

In 2009, Russell will tour with his "20th Anniversary Tour," which will feature his greatest hits "remixed" and all new material. The "20th Anniversary Tour," will go across Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

"Russell Peters: Red, White & Brown" is available for digital download on Xbox, Zune, iTunes and Amazon.