(NEWARK, NJ) -- Due to popular demand, a second show has been added for Comedian Russell Peters in Newark. He will perform at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 7:00pm and 10:00pm. Russell Peters, awarded with a Gemini, Peabody, Emmy, and Canadian Screen Award and the first comedian to have a comedy special on Netflix, returns to the stage with a hilarious take on cancel culture, aging, and the current state of the world – a show not to be missed.
Russell Peters was recently named one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Comics of All Time. At nineteen, he started doing stand-up at open mics in his native Toronto and spent the next fifteen years honing his craft at clubs across Canada and the UK. In 2004, Peters gained critical and global recognition for his CTV “Comedy Now!” unique and soon became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007. Peters set attendance records at venues from Madison Square Garden to The Sydney Opera House to London’s O2 Arena –where he broke the UK attendance record for the highest number of tickets sold for an individual comedy show.
The Green Card Tour in 2010. In 2013, Peters became the first comedian to create a Netflix Original Comedy Special. Peters’ most recent tour, The Deported World Tour, was seen by over 400,000 fans in 40 cities across 20 countries and culminated in the stand-up unique Russell Peters Deported on Amazon Prime in January 2020. Peters has been awarded a Gemini, Peabody, Emmy, and Canadian Screen Awards for hosting, producing, and acting talents. His last TV series, The Indian Detectiveset, a Canadian viewership record for Bell Media /CTV in 2017, was released globally on Netflix. Peters just launched his Podcast, ‘Culturally Cancelled with Russell Peters’ on iHeartMedia / Cloud 10 and is currently developing a TV series based on his childhood in Canada in the 1980s and executive producing the TV series ‘Late Bloomer’with YouTube sensation Jus Reign. Peters will also be seen later this year in the feature film Clifford The Big Red Dog for Paramount Pictures. Peters resides in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. When not on tour, he spends every day with his nine-year-old daughter, Crystianna, and newborn son, Russell Santiago. He has a blue belt with three stripes Jitsu and is an ardent DJ and hip-hop junkie who tries to get on the turntables for at least a few minutes every day.
Tickets to see Russell Peters are on-sale now and can be purchased by visiting NJPAC.org or calling 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) or by visiting the NJPAC Box Office.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located at One Center Street in downtown Newark, N.J., is America’s most diverse performing arts center, and the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey – where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the state’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, which have reached almost 2 million children, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted more than 10 million visitors since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents.