Stand-Up comedian and Author

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Born in Brampton, comedian Russell Peters attended Chinguacousy Secondary School, and North Peel Secondary School before he went on to perform comedy professionally.  Following graduation Peters applied to Sheridan College. His application was rejected, but he went to Sheridan anyway — as a DJ, spinning tracks on the campus radio station as DJ Russell. A well connected disc jockey, Peters grew up with Toronto DJ Starting from Scratch and other Arts Walk of Fame inductee, Director X. He continued to pursue comedy professionally and became a worldwide success.

Russell Peters performed the first show at Brampton’s Rose Theatre on September 2, 2006 and continues to bring great to pride to Brampton through his comedy.

​Born in Brampton, Resident of Brampton, Owner of a Business in Brampton Russell Peters was born (September 29, 1970) and raised in Brampton. Mr. Peters attended Chinguacousy Secondary School and North Peel Secondary School. Mr. Peters currently lives in Los Angeles owns homes in Las Vegas, Nevada and Vaughan, Ontario. He began performing in Toronto in 1989. His popularity extends to several countries, as he has since performed in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Afghanistan, Sweden, South Africa, India, the Caribbean, Philippines, Vietnam, mainland China, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Norway, Lebanon, Oman, and Malaysia, among other places. In Canada, Mr. Peters became the first comedian to sell out Toronto's Air Canada Centre with more than 16,000 tickets in two days for the single show. He ended up selling over 30,000 tickets nationally over the two-day sales period. His show in Sydney, Australia in 2010 had an audience of 13,880, making it the largest stand-up comedy show in Australian history. He broke a UK comedy sales record at London's O2 Arena when he sold over 16,000 tickets to his show in 2009. Russell Peters' performances in 2012 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium also set attendance records for a single stand-up comedian. Mr. Peters hosted the Canada Day Comedy Festival 2006 and participated in a USO tour of Iraq, Afghanistan, Germany, Africa and Greenland in 2007. He currently produces and stars on the radio situation comedy series, Monsoon House, on CBC Radio One and was the host of the 2008 Juno Awards televised ceremonies in Calgary in 2008, for which he won a Gemini Award for "Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series". Having received the second-highest ratings ever for the program, he was asked to host the Vancouver 2009 Juno Awards. Peters was ranked by Forbes as one of the top ten highest grossing comics in the U.S., in 2009 and 2010. He sold over 300,000 copies of his DVD’s "Outsourced" and "Red, White and Brown" and in 2009 broke the UK attendance record for the highest number of tickets sold for an individual comedy show.  ​