Call Me Russell: Inside the Outside

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Wiley, Apr 5, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages
The unvarnished life story of stand-up comedian Russell Peters: up close and personal, poignant and entertaining

Russell Peters performs to sell-out stadium crowds around the world, poking fun at race, culture, his immigrant family, and anything else he sets in his sights on. In this candid memoir, he chronicles his life from humble beginnings as a scrawny, bullied, brown kid with ADD growing up in an immigrant family in Canada through his remarkable rise to become one of the world's most beloved, top-earning comics. He has been called Indo-Canadian, Anglo-Indian, South-Asian, South-Asian-Canadian, and, of course, totally hilarious, but in this book you will meet the real Russell Peters, both the comic and the man. You can call him Russell.

  • Charts Russell Peters' incredible rise to become one of the biggest standup comics in the world today
  • Shares personal details and stories, from heartfelt memories of Peters' family and childhood to his experience with prejudice, trade secrets about the business of comedy, and life in Hollywood
  • Includes more than 100 photographs, including many never-before-seen images from Peters' family albums

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I have been a fan of Mr. Peters’ since I first heard his “Somebody gonna get a hurt” routine. Add to that the fact that he is proudly Canadian and my curiosity got the better of me. This book is ... Read full review

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Reason for Reading: I don't usually read current celebrity's (who are in the prime of their careers) memoirs but Russell Peters is a bit different. I think he's the best Canadian stand-up comic out ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Russell Peters is a global comedy star and Internet sensation. His YouTube clips have been viewed over 75 million times, and he has performed to sold-out crowds at Madison Square Garden, the Sydney Opera House, and London's O2 Arena, where he set a new attendance record. The Atlantic calls him "the man who put Indian comedy on the map," and he is famous for observational humor about race, class, and culture. In 2009 and 2010, he was on the Forbes list of top-earning comedians in the United States, along with Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld.

Clayton Peters is Russell's brother and manager. He lives in Oakville, Ontario, with his wife, Emma, and their dog, Zoe. He commutes between Russell's live dates globally and Los Angeles, and oversees all aspects of his brother's career.

Dannis Koromilas is an acclaimed screenwriter and co-creator/producer of the police drama The Bridge. He is presently developing the Cold War television series REVOLUTION '68. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

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