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14th May '15 5:22:33 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->''"I'm RussellPeters, world famous sex addict and rocket scientist, just kidding, I don't know shit about rockets."''
-->--The man himself introducing himself on TheDatingGuy

If Creator/KalPenn represents Indians in America, Russell Peters represents the community in Canada.
Russell Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario to Eric and Maureen Peters, and raised in Brampton. He is of Anglo-Indian descent. His father was born in Bombay, India and worked as a federal meat Inspector and his mother was born in Calcutta, India. He has an older brother named [[strike:Julio]] Clayton who was also born in Calcutta. Peters began performing in Toronto, Ontario in 1989. He has since also performed in the UK, Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Denmark, South Africa, the Caribbean, Vietnam, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden, India, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United States Trinidad among other places. His comedy special ''Russell Peters: Outsourced'', aired on Comedy Central on August 16, 2006. The DVD version features his uncensored performance. The DVD has been popular, especially in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies. Outsourced remained on the National DVD Chart over one and a half years after release. He also [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff gained popularity in most Asian countries]].

Peters' comedy focuses largely around his Indian upbringing and racial stereotypes, as he often parodies his parents and [[NWordPrivileges South Asian culture]], as well as various [[AcceptableTargets other Asian, African and Hispanic cultures]]. Peters' comic routines on the ''Outsourced'' DVD are about Asians, Hispanics, English accents, terrorists, and his parents, among other things. Topics ranged from different types of Asians, the English accent, terrorists, Africans, and his adventures in Hong Kong while experimenting with Cantonese, and adventures with a Nigerian lady in Beijing's KFC (nega...). Some of these acts were criticized as being "racist," but the show remained typical of his style. Two of his most popular {{catchphrase}}s are "be a man" and "somebody gonna get a hurt real bad". During the encore for the show, before doing the famous line, he mentions that he would be retiring that joke/line after that show. Many viewers misunderstood this message and believed that Russell Peters was retiring from his career as a comedian. The official reason is that [[RealLifeWritesThePlot his father recently died]] before the release of the DVD and many jokes were based on him. From now on, Peters would be focusing on different material.
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!!'''This performer provides examples of:'''

* CatchPhrase:
** For himself:
--> ('''in a Cantonese accent''') "Be a man!"
** For his now late father:
--> [[PreAssKickingOneLiner "Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad!"]]
* ChekhovsGun: He will often make a joke or ask some people in the audience to recite their names near the start of his routine, then call back to the joke or to that person/those people in the audience later on.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Done visually sometimes in jokes involving something sneaky.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: If his anecdotes regarding his childhood and his father are to be believed.
* OhCrap / ThisIsGonnaSuck: Russell's reaction to hearing his dad's CatchPhrase as a kid.
* PalsWithJesus: PlayedForLaughs in any joke involving his Mexican friend, Jésus.
--> "I like hanging out with Jésus, man. This is my friend, the Son of God."
* RunningGag: Quite a few but nearly every routine is guaranteed to have the one below.
--> Chinese Audience Members: (cheering) Woo!
--> Russell Peters: Look at them yelling out their last names... so proud.
* SchmuckBait: In one DVD performance, he starts singing the tune to the 'Chicken Dance'. Some audience members partake in the clapping segment and he immediately calls them out on it.
--> Russell: (jokingly) "You losers."
* ToiletHumor: Happens at times.
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-->''"I'm RussellPeters, world famous sex addict and rocket scientist, just kidding, I don't know shit about rockets."''
-->--The man himself introducing himself on TheDatingGuy

If Creator/KalPenn represents Indians in America, Russell Peters represents the community in Canada.
Russell Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario to Eric and Maureen Peters, and raised in Brampton. He is of Anglo-Indian descent. His father was born in Bombay, India and worked as a federal meat Inspector and his mother was born in Calcutta, India. He has an older brother named [[strike:Julio]] Clayton who was also born in Calcutta. Peters began performing in Toronto, Ontario in 1989. He has since also performed in the UK, Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Denmark, South Africa, the Caribbean, Vietnam, New Zealand, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden, India, UAE, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, and the United States Trinidad among other places. His comedy special ''Russell Peters: Outsourced'', aired on Comedy Central on August 16, 2006. The DVD version features his uncensored performance. The DVD has been popular, especially in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies. Outsourced remained on the National DVD Chart over one and a half years after release. He also [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff gained popularity in most Asian countries]].

Peters' comedy focuses largely around his Indian upbringing and racial stereotypes, as he often parodies his parents and [[NWordPrivileges South Asian culture]], as well as various [[AcceptableTargets other Asian, African and Hispanic cultures]]. Peters' comic routines on the ''Outsourced'' DVD are about Asians, Hispanics, English accents, terrorists, and his parents, among other things. Topics ranged from different types of Asians, the English accent, terrorists, Africans, and his adventures in Hong Kong while experimenting with Cantonese, and adventures with a Nigerian lady in Beijing's KFC (nega...). Some of these acts were criticized as being "racist," but the show remained typical of his style. Two of his most popular {{catchphrase}}s are "be a man" and "somebody gonna get a hurt real bad". During the encore for the show, before doing the famous line, he mentions that he would be retiring that joke/line after that show. Many viewers misunderstood this message and believed that Russell Peters was retiring from his career as a comedian. The official reason is that [[RealLifeWritesThePlot his father recently died]] before the release of the DVD and many jokes were based on him. From now on, Peters would be focusing on different material.
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!!'''This performer provides examples of:'''

* CatchPhrase:
** For himself:
--> ('''in a Cantonese accent''') "Be a man!"
** For his now late father:
--> [[PreAssKickingOneLiner "Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad!"]]
* ChekhovsGun: He will often make a joke or ask some people in the audience to recite their names near the start of his routine, then call back to the joke or to that person/those people in the audience later on.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: Done visually sometimes in jokes involving something sneaky.
* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: If his anecdotes regarding his childhood and his father are to be believed.
* OhCrap / ThisIsGonnaSuck: Russell's reaction to hearing his dad's CatchPhrase as a kid.
* PalsWithJesus: PlayedForLaughs in any joke involving his Mexican friend, Jésus.
--> "I like hanging out with Jésus, man. This is my friend, the Son of God."
* RunningGag: Quite a few but nearly every routine is guaranteed to have the one below.
--> Chinese Audience Members: (cheering) Woo!
--> Russell Peters: Look at them yelling out their last names... so proud.
* SchmuckBait: In one DVD performance, he starts singing the tune to the 'Chicken Dance'. Some audience members partake in the clapping segment and he immediately calls them out on it.
--> Russell: (jokingly) "You losers."
* ToiletHumor: Happens at times.
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12th May '15 4:48:11 PM SuperSauce
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* SchmuckBait: In one DVD performance, he starts singing the tune to the 'Chicken Dance'. Some audience members partake in the clapping segment and he immediately calls them out on it.
--> Russell: (jokingly) "You losers."
5th May '15 10:47:42 AM NoriMori
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* HilariouslyAbusiveChildhood: If his anecdotes regarding his childhood and his father are to be believed.
29th Jan '15 11:02:50 PM MAI742
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--> ('''in an Asian voice''') "Be a man!"

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--> ('''in an Asian voice''') a Cantonese accent''') "Be a man!"
17th Sep '14 2:19:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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If KalPenn represents Indians in America, Russell Peters represents the community in Canada.

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If KalPenn Creator/KalPenn represents Indians in America, Russell Peters represents the community in Canada.
21st Jun '13 5:49:01 PM PancticeSquadCutterback
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Peters' comedy focuses largely around his Indian upbringing and racial stereotypes, as he often parodies his parents and [[NWordPrivileges South Asian culture]], as well as various [[AcceptableTargets other Asian, African and Hispanic cultures]]. Peters' comic routines on the ''Outsourced'' DVD are about Asians, Hispanics, English accents, terrorists, and his parents, among other things. Topics ranged from different types of Asians, the English accent, terrorists, Africans, and his adventures in Hong Kong while experimenting with Cantonese, and adventures with a Nigerian lady in Beijing's KFC (nega...). Some of these acts were criticized as being "racist," but the show remained typical of his style. Two of his most popular {{catchphrase}}s are "be a man" and "somebody gonna get a hurt real bad". During the encore for the show, before doing the famous line, he mentions that he would be [[TooGoodToLast retiring that joke/line after that show]]. Many viewers misunderstood this message and believed that Russell Peters was retiring from his career as a comedian. The official reason is that [[RealLifeWritesThePlot his father recently died]] before the release of the DVD and many jokes were based on him. From now on, Peters would be focusing on different material.

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Peters' comedy focuses largely around his Indian upbringing and racial stereotypes, as he often parodies his parents and [[NWordPrivileges South Asian culture]], as well as various [[AcceptableTargets other Asian, African and Hispanic cultures]]. Peters' comic routines on the ''Outsourced'' DVD are about Asians, Hispanics, English accents, terrorists, and his parents, among other things. Topics ranged from different types of Asians, the English accent, terrorists, Africans, and his adventures in Hong Kong while experimenting with Cantonese, and adventures with a Nigerian lady in Beijing's KFC (nega...). Some of these acts were criticized as being "racist," but the show remained typical of his style. Two of his most popular {{catchphrase}}s are "be a man" and "somebody gonna get a hurt real bad". During the encore for the show, before doing the famous line, he mentions that he would be [[TooGoodToLast retiring that joke/line after that show]].show. Many viewers misunderstood this message and believed that Russell Peters was retiring from his career as a comedian. The official reason is that [[RealLifeWritesThePlot his father recently died]] before the release of the DVD and many jokes were based on him. From now on, Peters would be focusing on different material.
20th Jan '13 5:14:28 AM SuperSauce
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--> Chinese Audience Members: Woo!
--> Russel Peters: Look at them yelling out their last names... so proud.

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--> Chinese Audience Members: (cheering) Woo!
--> Russel Russell Peters: Look at them yelling out their last names... so proud.
20th Jan '13 5:14:05 AM SuperSauce
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--> Audience: Woo!

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--> Audience: Chinese Audience Members: Woo!
16th Jan '13 3:39:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ChekovsGun: He will often make a joke or ask some people in the audience to recite their names near the start of his routine, then call back to the joke or to that person/those people in the audience later on.

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: He will often make a joke or ask some people in the audience to recite their names near the start of his routine, then call back to the joke or to that person/those people in the audience later on.
10th Sep '12 11:28:44 AM Eustachius
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* PalsWithJesus: Invoked in any joke involving his Mexican friend, Jésus.

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* PalsWithJesus: Invoked PlayedForLaughs in any joke involving his Mexican friend, Jésus.
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