Russell Peters, Canadian Stand-up Comic and Actor

20 09 2010

Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian stand-up comic and actor whose Youtube videos have been viewed by over 20 million individual viewers. His website,, gets over 10,000 hits a day and alerts his many fans to his upcoming shows via targeted email blasts.
He has performed sold-out tours of China, South Africa, Australia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Jamaica, St. Maartens, Trinidad, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates and in 2007, was the first North American comic to tour India. Born in Toronto, raised in Brampton, and is of Anglo-Indian descent, Peters began performing in Toronto, Ontario in 1989 and has been nominated for four Gemini Awards.
His father was born in Bombay, India and worked as a federal meat inspector and his mother was born in Calcutta, India. He has an elder brother named Clayton who was also born in Calcutta.
According to numerous sources, he earned $10 million between June 2008 and June 2009, making him one of the highest-paid comedians during that twelve-month period.