Born in Toronto, Russell Peters is a global comedy rock-star and Internet sensation. His Youtube clips have been viewed over 75 million times and he has performed to sold-out crowds from Toronto’ s Air Canada Centre, to New York’ s Madison Square Garden, to the Sydney Opera House to London’ s O2 Arena where he established a new attendance record. Over the course of his twenty-plus-year career, he has headlined comedy festivals throughout North America and has performed old-out arena tours worldwide. Peters has appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central, HBO, the CBC, BBC, CTV, CNN, TBS, CBS, ABC and NBC. Peters DVD releases, Outsourced and Red, White and Brown have sold in excess of 300,000 units. His latest release, The Green Card Tour entered the DVD sales charts at number four across Canada and will be broadcast on Showtime across the United States.
In 2009 and 2010 he was listed on the Forbes list of top earning comedians in the United States along with Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld. Peters’ first book, Call Me Russell was a number one bestseller. Peters recently appeared in the Jake Gyllenhaal action thriller, Source Code and his new movie, Breakaway will be in theatres this September. In October he’ll be inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame.