Media release: Carnival City / Russell Peters / 5,6 Feb

Prepare to crack up with world famous comedian Russell Peters

Comedy fans can prepare to crack up from unbridled laughter in February 2015 when Canadian funnyman, Russell Peters, unleashes his unique, globally-renowned brand of stand-up on Gauteng audiences. He is in South Africa as part of his Almost Famous World Tour and will grace the stage at the Big Top Arena, Carnival City, on 5 and 6 February 2015.

A sought-after comedian internationally, Peters has set records for sales and attendance at his shows around the world. In 2007, he was the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, in 2009 he set another sales record at London’s 02 Arena when he sold over 16 000 tickets to his show, and in 2010, he performed for an audience of over 13 800 in Sydney, Australia, which was the largest stand-up comedy show in Australian history. His 2012 Notorious World Tour is also one of the biggest comedy tours ever. The tour took Peters to 26 countries and over 200 performances, with over 300 000 fans attending his shows globally.

PetersAlmost Famous World Tour – presented in South Africa by MNet – features all new material and is laced with lightning-fast improv with the audience. The Almost Famous World Tour will also feature Russell‘s Official Tour DJs; Toronto‘s DJ Starting from Scratch and New York City‘s DJ Spinbad, as well as video cameras and screens for an up-close and intimate show in an arena setting.

This tour will mark Peterssixth performance at the Air Canada Centre, a feat no other comedian has achieved. In addition to South Africa, the Almost Famous World Tour will take Peters to New York’s Madison Square Garden as well as Los AngelesNokia Theatre in November and December. In February and March 2015, Peters will take the tour to Australia and New Zealand, with more international dates to be announced.

Peters can currently be seen as a judge on NBC‘s Last Comic Standing, alongside Roseanne Barr and Keenen Ivory Wayans. Peters can also be seen in Jon Favreau‘s critically acclaimed movie Chef.

Listed on the Forbes List as one of the top ten Highest Earning Comics in the U.S. since 2009, Peters has spent the past 25 years building a career to become one of the biggest comics in the world. 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. Peters2010 memoir, Call Me Russell, was a Globe and Mail number one bestseller in Canada.

Tickets to his show at Carnival City are available at Computicket, and prices range from R325 to R725.




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