After taking some time off from the world stage, global comedy phenomenon, Comedian Russell Peters returns to South Africa with an all-new hilarious act. Peters last tour of South Africa in 2007 sold-out quickly.
“I’ve been coming to South Africa since the 90’s and I love it there,” says Peters. In the time since his last tour, Peters has been setting attendance records around the world, with over 16,000 fans attending his show at London’s O2 Arena in February, 2010 (duplicating that attendance with 30,000-plus fans over two nights in 2011) and almost 14,000 attending his show at Sydney’s Acer Arena. Peters also went on to sell-out two nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 2011 and joined Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock on the Forbes list of the 10 highest earning Comedians in the United States in 2009 and 2010.
Peters welcomed a new baby daughter in 2010 and has been busy acting and producing films in North America, having appeared in the movies, “Source Code” and “Breakaway”, as well as providing voices to animated projects such as the TV series, “Bob’s Burgers” and the still to be released feature, “Ribit”. In May he’ll appear with Eva Mendes’ “Girl In Progress”.
Peters released a new DVD in 2011, “The Green Card Tour LIVE From the O2 Arena” which was broadcast on Showtime Networks in the States, and a number-one best selling memoir, “Call Me Russell” in 2010. “Call Me Russell” is scheduled for a US release in April of this year.
“I needed to get back on the road. Being a stand-up comic is what I’ve been doing for 23 years and it’s what I love doing.” The NOTORIOUS World Tour will take Peters not only to South Africa, but the Middle East, Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong, Manila, Australia, New Zealand, Northern Europe and arenas across his native Canada and the United States.
RUSSELL PETERS NOTORIOUS WORLD TOUR also features New York City’s DJ Spinbad, Comedian Ruben Paul, as well as video cameras and screens for an up-close and intimate show.
RUSSELL PETERS NOTORIOUS WORLD TOUR, presented by Real Concerts is scheduled to perform in Johannesburg at Carnival City on Friday, March 30th and Saturday, March 31st, Durban at the ICC Arena on Monday, April 2nd and Cape Town at the Grandwest Arena on Wednesday, April 4th.
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