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

-Yeah, Russell!

Oi, Russell!

Your mother is so fat.

What the hell did you say to me?

Do I look like Ryan's mom?

Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad.

Oh, DDR. So good.

His best buddy is in the house.

Best what? Best buddy.

Oh, my God.

Thank you.

All right!

And now, ladies and gentlemen,

Canada's own

and the pride of Brampton, Ontario...

Toronto, give it up for your hometown boy,



Hey, thank you.

Thanks. All right.

There you are. There you are.

There's my city.

Heh. That's it.

That's what I'm talking about.

Hey, give it up for, uh, DJ Spinbad

and Starting From Scratch,

ladies and gentlemen.

Live DJing. Live.

Not dead. Live.

Asian guy, how are you? Good.

You're looking very anime.

-What style..? Are you Filipino?


Chinese. That's the main kind of Asian.


That's the one they make the most of.

They, uh...

You can pick them up fairly cheap.

They're reasonably priced. They're..

-Heh, what's your name?

-Kat Sang Bong.

I'll.. I'll do the jokes now. Are you..?

You doing comedy is like watching,

well, you drive. Uh, that's.. That's..

How you guys doing? You good? All right.

Hey, giant Asian guy. That's a..

Crickey, you're a big one. Um..

-What style of Asian are you?


You're Chinese. Look at that.

-How tall are you?

-Six feet.

Six feet in.. In Chinese, that's like...

That's like eight feet.

Which in Chinese is a lucky number.

So, that's...

-What's your name?


Edward. Oh, yeah, for sure. Yeah.

No doubt. Absolutely I believe that.

I, uh...

-What's your Chinese name, Edward?



I don't know if you were hesitating

or if that was your Chinese name.


Well, that's interesting. I...

Oh, my God. I'm so glad

this job worked out, guys, 'cause..

You can't act like this in any other job.

Do you realize that?

I'd be in HR every day.

-Russell, do you know why you're here?


You insulted somebody.



I'm not good at things

Indian people are supposed to do.

That's why I do this sh*t for a living.

Anything Indian people can do, I can't do.

I'm mad envious when I see Indian people

doing smart, intelligent things

that involve studying and learning

how to do something good.

I.. I do. Anytime I see.. Like doctors.

How many doctors?

Are there any doctors here tonight?

Look at that. Only in my audience

we have that many f***ing doctors.

Where's the doctor over there?

-What kind of doctor are you?


Gynecologist. Oh, wow, that's a..

Any openings?

Oh, okay. All right.


And where's the other doctor? You, bro?

-What kind of doctor are you?


Orthopedic. Is that a real doctor?

Let me ask the gynecologist.

Uh. No. She says no.

Where's the other doctor?

-And what are you?


Surgeon. That's a real doctor,

as far as I'm concerned.

-What kind of surgeon?

-General surgeon.

Gen.. Genital surgeon?

Is that what you said?

Or general? Oh, general surgeon.

Oh, yeah. That makes..

I was like, "Hey, you're cutting

into her business here."

So, out of the three doctors,

you're the least.


And that's your buddy

with the caterpillar on his forehead?

Um, look at that eyebrow. That

is f***ing incredible. Get a shot of that.

Oh, my God.

That is.. That is impressive. That..

Damn, that's a..

Springtime is here. That thing's

gonna turn into a butterfly in no time.

I'm glad there's real doctors here,

is all I'm trying to say.

'Cause I asked the audience one night,

"Any doctors here?",

and this Indian guy got up all proud.

He's like, "I'm a doctor."

I go, "What kind of doctor are you?"

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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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