Comedian Russell Peters announces New Zealand show
Saturday 02 July 2022
Russell Peters returns to the global stage with an all-new world tour. The first phase of The Russell Peters Act Your Age World Tour started in 2021 and will bring the tour to New Zealand in March 2023 with one show in Auckland.After building his new act in clubs across the United States over the past year, Russell is back with his hilarious take on cancel culture, aging and the current state of the world.“I was supposed to start this tour in 2020, but then, I’m not sure if you guys heard, but something happened…”, says Peters.About Russell Peters:Russell Peters was recently named as one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Comics of All Time. He started doing stand-up at the age of nineteen at open mics in his native Toronto and spent the next fifteen years honing his craft at clubs across Canada and the UK. In 2004, Peters gained critical and global recognition for his CTV “Comedy Now!” special and soon became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007.Peters went on to set attendance records at venues from Madison Square Garden to The Sydney Opera Houseto London’s O2 Arena – where he broke the UK attendance record for highest number of tickets sold for an individual comedy show.His subsequent tours were captured in his successful specials broadcast on Showtime and Comedy Central: Outsourced in 2006; Red, White and Brown in 2008; and, The Green Card Tour in 2010. In 2013, Peters became the first comedian to create a Netflix Original Comedy Special.Peters has been awarded Gemini, Peabody, Emmy
and Canadian Screen Awards for his hosting, producing and acting talents. His last TV series, The Indian Detective set a Canadian viewership record for Bell Media/CTV in 2017 and was released globally on Netflix.Peters just launched his own Podcast, Culturally Cancelled with Russell Peters on iHeart Media / Cloud 10 and is currently developing a TV series based on his childhood in Canada in the 1980’s as well as executive producing the TV series Late Bloomer with YouTube sensation Jus Reign.Peters will also be seen later this year in the feature film, Clifford The Big Red Dog for Paramount Pictures.Peters resides in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. When not on tour he spends every day with his nine-year-old daughter, Crystianna and new-born son, Russell Santiago. He has a blue belt with three stripes in Jiu Jitsu and is an ardent DJ and hip-hop junkie who tries to get on the turntables for at least a few minutes every day.