RUSSELL PETERS HAS AN AMAZING HOUSE TO SELL YOU — AND A NEW STANDUP SPECIAL

Russell Peters. That’s a household name, especially if you either grew up in Canada or even more, if you’re South Asian. Russell pokes fun, endearingly, at a range of cultures, races, ethnicities and especially, his Indian heritage.

Canadian comedian Russell Peters was back in his hometown, in a hotel room talking up his new Amazon Prime standup special, “Deported.” RICHARD LAUTENS / TORONTO STAR


RUSSELL PETERS HAS AN AMAZING HOUSE TO SELL YOU — AND A NEW STANDUP SPECIAL
If you’re house hunting in Toronto, Russell Peters has a place for you. It may not be for everyone. Though there is probably room for everyone.

“One, two, three, four, five … six, technically,” is the bedroom count according to Peters, the hometown comedy king. “Ten thousand square feet. Elevator. Indoor pool and outdoor pool. Wine cellar, a beautiful wine cellar. I don’t drink wine, but … a sauna. Two laundry rooms. Heated driveway. Double car garage and enough space on the driveway for about eight or nine cars … (Should) I say it’s on Edenbridge?”

He’s back in his hometown, in a hotel room talking up his new Amazon Prime standup special, “Deported.” While he’s at it, he’ll extoll the jaw-dropping assets of his Etobicoke house, which he has tried to sell in the past and has put back on the market. Between touring and obligations to his nine-month-old son in Southern California, he stayed there for only 10 days last year. But you don’t hear much about that son in “Deported” and Peters, 49, says you won’t in future. READ MORE


Russell Peters poses in Toronto on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

COMEDIAN RUSSELL PETERS ON CANCEL CULTURE AND HIS AMAZON PRIME VIDEO SPECIAL, ‘DEPORTED’
TORONTO — Canadian comedy star Russell Peters says he feels so-called cancel culture is dismissive and he wants to explore the topic in his act in a way that opens up the conversation from all viewpoints.

The 49-year-old Brampton, Ont., native has a new comedy special on Amazon Prime Video, “Russell Peters: Deported,” which was shot in Mumbai, India and covers everything from his personal life as a father of two, to his Indo-Canadian heritage and the racial stereotypes he’s known to confront.

The typically outspoken comic/actor is also touring smaller comedy clubs and says he’s working on new material about how call-out culture fails to consider the nuance of certain scenarios. READ MORE


RUSSELL PETERS ON HIS AMAZON PRIME VIDEO SPECIAL ‘DEPORTED’
Russell Peters. That’s a household name, especially if you either grew up in Canada or even more, if you’re South Asian. Russell pokes fun, endearingly, at a range of cultures, races, ethnicities and especially, his Indian heritage. His gift of mimicry allows him to take jabs at everyone, drawing in arenas full of diverse fans around the world.

For the last two years, Russell was on his Deported World Tour, which ended last year. He decided to film his act in Mumbai for his Amazon Prime Video special, titled Deported. The act will mark his 31st year in stand-up and according to Russell, this special is a lot more personal and self-deprecating than previous ones, in the funniest way possible, of course. READ MORE

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