Russell Peters: Almost Famous

Synopsis: Canadian comedy star, Russell Peters, visits Toronto's Massey Hall for a homecoming stand-up comedy performance. Russell returns to his trademark material of ethnic jokes and audience interaction.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): David Higby
73 min

"I'm a psychiatrist."

I'm like, "That's not a doctor, ever."

An orthopedic doctor is more of a doctor

than a fucking psychiatrist.

If shit goes down, you're not hoping

there's a psychiatrist around.

If you're on an airplane, like,

"There's an emergency onboard.

Do we have a doctor?"

"I'm a doctor.

I'm a psychiatrist."

"Sir, this gentleman's

having a heart attack."


All right. Uh..

Let me go talk to him.



Sir, let go of your chest.

Sir, what makes you think

you're having a heart attack right now?

This goes back to his childhood."

What's your name, Dr. Orthopedic?


-Jamaal. Oh, shit.

-Where's your family from?


Saudi. Oh, shit. Double shit.

Triple shit. We're all in shit. Um...

And where do you practice? Here, or there?


-Hamilton. Yeah. Ooh.

I mean, oh, great!

Being in Hamilton, you must miss,

uh, Saudi. Um...

And Dr. Genitals, uh...

Dr. General Surgeon, what's your name?


Oh, that's my people right there,

for sure.

Got this shit on lock, Jamaal.

And how long you been a doctor for?

-Ten years.

Oh, you're brand new. F*ck that. I, uh..

How old are you?


How long did it take you

to become a doctor?

-A long time.


-A long time.

-A long time. Yeah, thanks.


I think I was already implying that.

I, uh..

I was actually asking

for an actual timeline.

-Where did you study? Here?


Why didn't you just go to India?

You could become a doctor

in four and a half years in India.

If you go to India to become a doctor,

four and a half years,

and you're a doctor.

In North America,

ten, 11, 12 years to become a doctor.

You know why? 'Cause we're soft over here.

Over here, they're like,

"They need the summer off,

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Russell Peters

Russell Dominic Peters (born September 29, 1970) is a Canadian stand-up comedian and actor of Anglo-Indian descent. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008. In 2013, he was number three on Forbes' list of the world's highest-paid comedians, and became the first comedian to get a Netflix stand-up special. He also won the Peabody Award and the International Emmy Award for Best Arts Programming for producing Hip-Hop Evolution (2016). He currently lives in Los Angeles. more…

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