Russell Peters was bornon 29 September 1970 in Toronto, Canada, Canadian, is Comedian, Actor and Producer. Russell Dominic Peters is a hugely popular comedian from Canada who is counted as one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. After struggling to establish himself for years, he instantly became a huge sensation in the international comedy scenario when a YouTube video of his stand-up comedy show went viral. He is popular all around the world, often performing in sold-out stadiums across international venues. He is of South-Asian descent, and growing up in Canada he was mercilessly bullied in school and was often called ‘Paki’. He was also diagnosed with ADD or ADHD which added to his difficulties. To get over the humility of being bullied, he learned boxing which helped him in self-defense. Eventually he was able to get over his turbulent youth and entered the entertainment industry. Along with being a comedian, he is also an actor and has acted in various films such as ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Source Code,’ and in television in ‘The Jack Docherty Show’, ‘Royal Canadian Air Farce’, and ‘Just For Laughs’. Russell is currently based in the USA, though he states that his roots are still in Canada.
He also performed in front of a record number of crowds at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 5th and 6th May in 2012
He performed at the largest stand-up comedy show in Australia ever on 15th May 2010 in front of 13,880 people
He hosted Juno awards in 2008 and 2009 winning a Gemini award for the former
In 2007, he performed across venues in Iraq, Greenland, Germany, and Africa for the non profit organization ‘United Service Organizations Inc
He recorded an album of his first feature-length performance called ‘Outsourced’, which was telecast on the Comedy Central channel on 26th August 2006
In 2004, he performed in the Canadian TV show ‘Comedy Now!’ The entire show and several of its separate segments were uploaded onto YouTube, where they instantly went viral marking his career graph upwards
Russell Peters started his career at a young age in 1989 performing comedy shows in Toronto