New Thing #324: Russell Peters


Aside from hearing Russell Peters do a couple of radio interviews, I’ve never sat down and watched one of his performances before tonight. But, being a good Canadian I figured I have to support anyone from Brampton that’s actually gotten out of there and made it.

The weird thing is that his 2008 Red, White and Brown show is basically an hour of racist jokes, but somehow told in a way that doesn’t feel that way. It’s a conundrum, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about it. 

I guess it’s the fact that the jokes are more stereotypical observations rather than mean spirited, and it helps that the man just has a very nice “Canadianess” to him. 

I wouldn’t call him the funniest comedian I’ve ever seen, but it was still a pretty entertaining hour of comedy.


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