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Canadian Comedian and Actor; Past Host of the Juno Awards

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Russell Peters is a Canadian comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008.

Peters began performing in Toronto in 1989. His popularity extends to several countries, as he has since also performed in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Afghanistan, Sweden, South Africa, India, the Caribbean, Philippines, Vietnam, mainland China, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Denmark, Norway, Lebanon, Oman, The Netherlands and Malaysia, among other places.

In 1992, Peters met comedian George Carlin, one of his biggest influences, who advised him to get on stage whenever and wherever possible. In 2007, 15 years later, he hosted one of Carlin's last shows before his death the following year.

In Canada, Peters became the first comedian to sell out Toronto's Air Canada Centre, with more than 16,000 tickets in two days for the single show. He ended up selling over 30,000 tickets nationally over the two-day sales period. His show in Sydney, Australia on 15 May 2010 had an audience of 13,880, making it the largest stand-up comedy show in Australian history. He broke a UK comedy sales record at London's O2 Arena when he sold over 16,000 tickets to his show on 2009. Russell Peters' performances on May 5–6, 2012 in Singapore also set attendance records for a single stand-up comedian at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Peters also currently produces and stars on the radio situation comedy series, Monsoon House, on CBC Radio One. He was the host of the 2008 Juno Awards televised ceremonies in Calgary in 2008 and 2009.

Peters released his autobiography, "Call Me Russell," co-written with his brother Clayton and Dannis Koromilas.

His stand-up performances are mostly made up of observational comedy where he uses humour to highlight racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. He often refers to his own life experiences growing up in an Indian family and impersonates various English accents of different groups in his act to poke fun at each group.

Peters lives in Los Angeles and owns two homes there. He also owns homes in Las Vegas, Nevada and Vaughan, Ontario.

Peters has appeared in many films, including the 2011 Punjabi-Canadian movie "Breakaway," alongside Camilla Belle, Anupam Kher, and Vinay Virmani. He also appeared in "Senior Skip Day" starring Larry Miller, Tara Reid and Gary Lundy. He also acted in Duncan Jones's movie "Source Code" as an amateur comedian with a bad attitude and starred in National Lampoon's "The Legend of Awesomest Maximus."

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Russell Peters

Canadian Comedian and Actor; Past Host of the Juno Awards

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Russell Peters Biography

Russell Peters is a Canadian comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008.

Peters began performing in Toronto in 1989. His popularity extends to several countries, as he has since also performed in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Afghanistan, Sweden, South Africa, India, the Caribbean, Philippines, Vietnam, mainland China, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Denmark, Norway, Lebanon, Oman, The Netherlands and Malaysia, among other places.

In 1992, Peters met comedian George Carlin, one of his biggest influences, who advised him to get on stage whenever and wherever possible. In 2007, 15 years later, he hosted one of Carlin's last shows before his death the following year.

In Canada, Peters became the first comedian to sell out Toronto's Air Canada Centre, with more than 16,000 tickets in two days for the single show. He ended up selling over 30,000 tickets nationally over the two-day sales period. His show in Sydney, Australia on 15 May 2010 had an audience of 13,880, making it the largest stand-up comedy show in Australian history. He broke a UK comedy sales record at London's O2 Arena when he sold over 16,000 tickets to his show on 2009. Russell Peters' performances on May 5–6, 2012 in Singapore also set attendance records for a single stand-up comedian at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.

Peters also currently produces and stars on the radio situation comedy series, Monsoon House, on CBC Radio One. He was the host of the 2008 Juno Awards televised ceremonies in Calgary in 2008 and 2009.

Peters released his autobiography, "Call Me Russell," co-written with his brother Clayton and Dannis Koromilas.

His stand-up performances are mostly made up of observational comedy where he uses humour to highlight racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. He often refers to his own life experiences growing up in an Indian family and impersonates various English accents of different groups in his act to poke fun at each group.

Peters lives in Los Angeles and owns two homes there. He also owns homes in Las Vegas, Nevada and Vaughan, Ontario.

Peters has appeared in many films, including the 2011 Punjabi-Canadian movie "Breakaway," alongside Camilla Belle, Anupam Kher, and Vinay Virmani. He also appeared in "Senior Skip Day" starring Larry Miller, Tara Reid and Gary Lundy. He also acted in Duncan Jones's movie "Source Code" as an amateur comedian with a bad attitude and starred in National Lampoon's "The Legend of Awesomest Maximus."

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  • How to book Russell Peters?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Russell Peters for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Russell Peters, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Russell Peters or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Russell Peters?

    Booking fees for Russell Peters, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Russell Peters, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Russell Peters?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Russell Peters for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Russell Peters for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Russell Peters or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Russell Peters or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Russell Peters is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Russell Peters for your event is $100,000 - $200,000. Russell Peters generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Hasan Minhaj, Kumail Nanjiani, Paul Reiser, Judah Friedlander and Frank Caliendo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Russell Peters for an upcoming event.

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