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
 
IMDB:
6.3
Year:
2016
73 min
83 Views

"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."

"F*ck.

All right. Uh..

Let me go talk to him.

Sir?

Sir?

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.

-Jamaal. Oh, shit.

-Where's your family from?

-Saudi.

Saudi. Oh, shit. Double shit.

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

And where do you practice? Here, or there?

-Hamilton.

-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?

-Sandeep.

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?

-Forty-one.

How long did it take you

to become a doctor?

-A long time.

-Sorry?

-A long time.

-A long time. Yeah, thanks.

Okay.

I think I was already implying that.

I, uh..

I was actually asking

for an actual timeline.

-Where did you study? Here?

-Yeah.

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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