Russell Peters, the popular Indian-Canadian comedian, returns to the world stage with an all-new world tour, stopping in Newark, NJ on December 3, 2022. The show is titled “Act Your Age”. Peters will be at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, New Jersey (NJPAC.org), for back-to-back shows the same night.
Recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including a Gemini, Peabody, Emmy and Canadian Screen Award and the first comedian to have a comedy special on Netflix, returns with repertoire that addresses cancel culture, aging and the current state of the world .
Peters was recently named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Greatest Comics of All Time. At nineteen, he began doing stand-up music at open mics in his hometown of Toronto and spent the next fifteen years honing his craft in clubs across Canada and the UK, according to a November 14, 2022 press release from NJPAC.
In 2004, Peters gained critical and worldwide acclaim for his CTV “Comedy Now!” unique and quickly became the first comedian to sell out the Air Canada Center in Toronto in 2007.
The Indian-Canadian comedian set attendance records at venues ranging from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House to London’s O2 Arena, where he broke the UK attendance record for the most number of tickets sold for an individual comedy show The Green Card Tour in 2010.
In 2013, Peters became the first comedian to create a Netflix Original Comedy Special. Peters’ most recent tour, The Deported World Tour, was seen by over 400,000 fans in 40 cities in 20 countries and culminated with the stand-up single Russell Peters Deported on Amazon Prime in January 2020. Peters received a Gemini, Peabody, Emmy and Canadian Screen Awards for hosting, producing and acting talent.
His latest television series, The Indian Detective, a Canadian ratings record for Bell Media/CTV in 2017, was released globally on Netflix.
Peters recently launched his podcast, “Culturally Canceled with Russell Peters” on iHeartMedia/Cloud 10 and is currently developing a TV series based on his childhood in Canada in the 1980s and producing the TV series “Late Bloomer” with famous YouTube personality Jus Reg.
Peters will also be seen later this year in the feature film Clifford The Big Red Dog for Paramount Pictures. He lives in Las Vegas and Los Angeles.
He has an 11-year-old daughter, Crystianna, and a 3-year-old son, Russell Santiago.