Russell Peters

Indian-canadian Comedian + Actor and Disc Jockey
Born Sep 29, 1970

Russell Dominic Peters is a Canadian-Indian comedian, actor and disc jockey. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and has been nominated for four Gemini Awards.

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1970 Birth Born on September 29, 1970.


1989 18 Years Old 1 More Event
He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. … Read More


1992 21 Years Old In 1992, Peters met comedian George Carlin, one of his biggest influences, who advised him to get on stage whenever and wherever possible. … Read More


2004 33 Years Old Peters attributes his 2004 performance on the Canadian TV comedy show Comedy Now!, which was uploaded onto YouTube and became viral, as the turning point in his career. … Read More
Peters' debut comedy album Outsourced is from his performance aired on Comedy Central on August 26, 2006. … Read More
2008 37 Years Old Peters dated former pornstar and actress Sunny Leone for a brief period in 2008.
He proposed to girlfriend Monica Diaz on July 10, 2010 at the Los Angeles International Airport and announced their engagement via Twitter. The couple married on August 20, 2010 at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada. … Read More


2011 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2011, Peters released The Green Card Tour: Live from the O2 Arena, a live performance recorded in front of a total audience of 30,000, over two nights at O2 Arena in London, England. … Read More
2012 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In a March 2012 interview, Peters revealed that he and Diaz were divorcing. … Read More
2013 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On September 28, 2013, Peters was awarded the 2013 Trailblazer award by the Association of South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment (SAMMA) for his contributions to the world of comedy. … Read More
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