SOURCE: Bass Clef Entertainment

March 23, 2016 10:02 ET

Russell Peters to Record His New Netflix Special in Toronto

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 23, 2016) - After over 250 shows in 120 cities across 25 countries, and more than 500,000 fans in attendance, comedian Russell Peters will wrap his two-year long, hugely successful ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR with two intimate shows at Toronto's Massey Hall on April 26th and 27th. Both shows will be recorded for his new Netflix special.

GENERAL ON-SALE for both shows will be Wednesday, March 30th at 10:00 AM. For tickets In Person you may visit the Roy Thomson Hall Box Office at 60 Simcoe Street, By Phone call 416-872-4255 or Online at www.masseyhall.com.

The ALMOST FAMOUS WORLD TOUR kicked-off in the summer of 2014 and has taken Peters from Saskatchewan to Saudi Arabia, with multiple return engagements in Singapore, Vancouver, Hong Kong, New York and Los Angeles.

Peters is known for his lightning fast improv with the audience and for his racial and cultural observations. "This will be the first time I'm performing a solo show at Massey Hall," says Peters, who has previously performed six sold-out shows at Toronto's Air Canada Centre, a feat that no other comedian has achieved.

"The last special I shot in Toronto was in 2003 and that special is the reason I am where I am today," says Peters. "I wanted to go back to my roots and perform for the fans that were there from the beginning." Peters began his stand-up career in 1989 at Yuk Yuk's Comedy Club at Yonge and Eglinton. His previous stand-up specials were recorded at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, New York City's Madison Square Garden, The O2 Arena in London and the Allphones Arena, in Sydney, Australia.

Peters reminds his fans, "These shows will be recorded, so make sure you're not there with someone you're not supposed to be with."

The Massey Hall shows will also feature Peters' Official Tour DJ's; Toronto's DJ Starting from Scratch and New York City's DJ Spinbad and a still-to-be announced opening comic.

Peters is currently in development on a number of new television and movie projects and can be heard as one of the voices on Disney's The Jungle Book, releasing on April 15th. Recently a judge on NBC's Last Comic Standing, alongside Roseanne Barr and Keenan Ivory Wayans, Peters can also be seen in Jon Favreau's critically acclaimed movie, Chef. Peters will appear in an upcoming episode of Spike TV's hit show, Lip Sync Battle.

Starting in 2008, Peters was one of the first stand-up comedians to self-finance, self-produce and distribute his own comedy specials and DVD's with Red, White and Brown, and 2011's The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena. The DVD's went on to sell over 350,000 units across North America. His last special, Notorious, was the first original comedy special for Netflix. Notorious was also supported by a four-part documentary series, Russell Peters VS The World. Peters currently has over seven hours of content on Netflix.

Peters is an active philanthropist having donated more than a million dollars over the past several years to various charities, from the Brampton Civic Hospital, to Heart House Hospice, Gilda's Club, the MS Society of Canada and a scholarship at his old high-school; The Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship, which sends a deserving student to college. The scholarship is now in its seventh year.

Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top ten Highest Earning Comics in the U.S. since 2009, Russell Peters has spent the past 25 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. Thanks to YouTube and a global following, Peters has sold-out arenas from Madison Square Garden to the Sydney Opera House. Peters has also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and HMCS Winnipeg, and appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and on HBO, CNN, MTV, BBC and Al Jazeera. Peters 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell was a Globe and Mail number one bestseller in Canada.

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