Happy Birthday Russell Peters: Binge watch these performances of actor/comedian for a laughter riot
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Happy Birthday Russell Peters: Binge watch these performances of actor/comedian for a laughter riot
Alfred Francis
Sep 29, 2021

Russell Peters is a well-known name in the digital/OTT world with his scathing yet hilarious stand-ups. Born to Anglo-Indian parents who migrated to Canada, Russell was a target of bullying during his school days. But it was his roots which he liked and talked about the most, even if he did not live in India for long. The actor-turned-comedian never forgets to mention his homeland in his performances where he sarcastically criticises various cultural practices of the country. The actor gained recognition in India with his self deprecating comedy and the Netflix series The Indian Detective.

On his 51st birthday, OTTplay has selected some of his best stand-ups and performances for your binge-watch.

Russell Peters: Notorious
7.3OTTplay Rating
In this 2013 show conducted in Sydney, Australia, Russel Peters is harsh and humorous as ever with his tongue. He takes the stage as an open opportunity to criticise several cultural stereotypes, or so we think. But the comedian uses these commonplace stereotypes to make fun of his audience members. He generalises these stereotypes and renders them as jokes rather than offensive cultural bias.
Russell Peters: Almost Famous
6.1OTTplay Rating
After 250 shows in 120 countries, the comedian is back at his hometown in Toronto, Canada for his comeback in comedy. And his main topic is boasting. Russel explains the struggles and conflicts he had to face to become “almost famous”. The comedian is exasperated but his sharp tongue is lethal as ever. He spares nothing, from the mixed culture of Toronto to its cultural quirks, all come under the whim of his remarks.
The Indian Detective
6.8OTTplay Rating
This Netflix show brings Russel back to India. Russel is Doug D’Mello, a suspended police officer who acts as a detective in India. Anupam Kher makes an appearance as the father who encourages the failed police officer but teases him behind his back. The series gained favourable reviews in India as well as abroad for the realistic portrayal of the country through the eyes of a foreigner.
Russell Peters: Deported
6.1OTTplay Rating
Russel takes it to stage why he made fun of Indians for over 30 years in over 300 plus shows. He explains the secret of why the West is biased towards us. He is still sharp with his tongue though.

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