Russell Peters


“I’m encouraging everyone to film their day – September 10th – for Canada In A Day.”

Russell Peters started doing stand-up in 1989 at the age of 19 at open mics in his native Toronto. Peters is the first comedian to sell out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre six times since 2007, and just completed his Almost Famous World Tour, which took him to over 120 cities across 25 countries with more than 500,000 fans. Having released four stand-up specials since 2004, Peters recorded his new special, Russell Peters Almost Famous at Toronto’s Massey Hall, for release in October. Recently, Peters was a judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and appeared in Spike TV’s hit show, Lip Sync Battle. Peters can also be seen in Jon Favreau’s critically acclaimed movie, Chef, and can be heard as one of the voices on Disney’s The Jungle Book.