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For a Laugh

It's no secret. We at Jersey Shore Style love a good laugh. So when we heard that Russell Peters was coming to town, we couldn't wait to catch the show. We're not alone either. NJPAC was quick to add a second performance when the first one sold out.

Having just come back from a world tour, Peters is now on a new one, with a stop in Newark, New Jersey, at NJPAC this past Saturday.

There's so much to love about Russell Peters, and comedy in general. When the comedians take the stage, you're in their territory, and they can cover whatever ground they like. Peters, a man of color and wit, holds nothing back when he talks with his ethnically-diverse audience — picking them out one by one. At this performance, he found a Jesus look-alike, who was not spared Peter's comedic genius. If you're a teen coming to show, as Peters spotted one on Saturday, you will be in for an education — a good one. A real one. One that probably no other person can offer while making you laugh and question if what he is saying is even true.

There are many great comedians on the circuit these days, and Peters is among them, with a list of awards to prove it. Peters received a Gemini, Peabody, Emmy, and Canadian Screen Award. He was also one of the first comedians to have a comedy special on Netflix and was named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Comics of All Time.

Like many comics, Peters likes the job of making people laugh, and he started young. At nineteen, he did stand-up 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 dabbled in acting with his TV series, The Indian Detective, now available on Netflix. He launched a podcast, ‘Culturally Cancelled with Russell Peters,’ on iHeartMedia/Cloud 10, and he is currently developing a TV series based on his childhood in Canada in the 1980s and is 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.

Until next time, peace!


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