Russell Peters (Special Event)
January 31, 2020
Russell Peters (Special Event)
The Comedy Zone Charlotte
Doors Open: 9:15 PM
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GOLD CIRCLE: $40.00
GENERAL RESERVED: $35.00
TICKET SALE DATES
GOLD CIRCLE / GENERAL RESERVED Public Onsale: November 7, 2019 6:04 PM to January 31, 2020 9:45 PM
Only a handful of today's artists can claim their success began with YouTube, and even less, if any, having then been named alongside such luminaries as Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Eddie Murphy in Rolling Stone's recently released list of the 50 Best Comics of All Time. In comedian Russell Peters' case, "success" may be a drastic understatement.
Russell Peters started doing stand-up at the age of nineteen at open mics in his native Toronto in 1989. He 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 which wound up on YouTube. Peters says: "I never put the special on YouTube. I still don't know how to upload anything on the web to this day." That upload launched a new level of fame and unforeseen success. It also led to larger and larger shows, not only in arenas in his native Canada, where he became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto's Air Canada Centre in 2007 (as of today, six times and over 100,000 people), but to arenas in the United States, the UK, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia.
The subsequent tours were captured in his phenomenally successful specials broadcast on Showtime and Comedy Central: Outsourced in 2006; Red, White and Brown in 2008; and, The Green Card Tour in 2010, which went on to set a UK attendance record for a one-off comedy show with over 16,000 fans in attendance at London's O2 Arena. In 2013, Peters became the first comedian to create a Netflix Original Comedy Special. Recorded in front of over 14,000 fans at Sydney, Australia's Allphones Arena, Notorious became a global success for Netflix. In conjunction with Notorious, Peters allowed cameras to follow him on-tour for a behind-the-scenes, four-part documentary series, Russell Peters vs. The World, also exclusively for Netflix. Peters' most recent world tour, Almost Famous, a celebration of his twenty-five years in the business, once again set attendance records across the globe, from Canada to Singapore to Madison Square Garden, resulting in his being nominated alongside Jeff Dunham and Kevin Hart as "Billboard's Top Touring Comic in 2015." The corresponding special; Russell Peters: Almost Famous, premiered on Netflix in October of 2016. Peters hasn't stopped there, as evidenced by his recently being rewarded with a 2017 Peabody and Emmy Award for Executive Producing the critically acclaimed Netflix Documentary Hip-Hop Evolution. He and his production company have also self-financed and self-produced his specials, while his corny, light-hearted take on Christmas, 2011's "A Russell Peters Christmas," became the highest rated Christmas special in Canadian Network, CTV history.
Russell Peters has no shortage of accolades. He maintains a staggering social media presence as his YouTube videos have amassed well over 250 million views, and a Twitter following of over four million people. Professionally, his DVD's have sold upwards of a million copies, while his Notorious World Tour became the highest attended comedy tour ever in Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Lebanon, South Africa, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and his home country of Canada. Peters has sold-out Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, San Jose's HP Pavilion, New Jersey's Prudential Centre, the Chicago Theatre, LA's Nokia Theatre, the Sydney Opera House and the Hammersmith Apollo. In November 2012, Peters became the first stand-up comic to perform at Brooklyn's Barclays Centre with over 10,000 fans in
attendance. As a result, Peters has been named on the Forbes List as one of the top ten highest earning comics in North America in 2009, 2010, 2013 (finishing third), 2015 (fourth) and 2016.