Stand-Up comedian and Author
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.