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Comedy Superstar – Russel Peters

~ Reetu Bajaj ’12

Born and raised as an Anglo-Indian in Ontario, Canada, Russell Peters is known for his quick wit and sharp mimicry. Working through the media business as a standup comedian in television and radio shows, Russell centers many of his jokes under the categories of racism, race relations, and Indian culture. By infusing various cultures and trying to include everyone, he engages his audience very easily. Russell has been nominated for four Gemini Awards (the Canadian equivalent of the Emmy’s) and has been featured at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, HBO’s Aspen Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh (Scotland) Comedy Festival and many others across the world. He was also the first South Asian to headline and sell out the Apollo Theatre in New York City in April 2005. He recently released his new DVD/CD ‘Red, White, and Brown.’

Enjoy some of his clips:

Russel Peters – Be a Man

Russel Peters – Indian Accents

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