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Comedian Russell Peters coming to Kelowna

Comedian Russell Peters will play Kelowna
Comedian Russell Peters will play Kelowna's Prospera Place Sept. 24.
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After setting attendance records around the world and completing one of the biggest comedy tours ever with his Notorious world tour in 2012, Canadian comedian Russell Peters will bring his  new Almost Famous world tour to Kelowna's Prospera Place this fall as part of the tour's Canadian leg.

Tickets for the Sept. 24 show go on sale June 16 at 10 a.m.  (Check local listings for ticket links.  A Military discount is available at the box office only with appropriate ID. Seats subject to availability.)

The first leg of the tour will kick off in Saskatoon Sept.13 and then stop in:

Regina, SK – The Brandt Centre, Sept. 14

Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre, Sept. 16

Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place, Sept. 18

Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome, Sept. 19

Dawson Creek, BC - Encana Events Centre, Sept. 22

Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place, Sept. 24

Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena, Sept. 27

Victoria, BC - Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, Sept. 29

Ottawa, ON - Canadian Tire Centre, Oct. 4

Kingston, ON - Rogers K-Rock, Centre on Oct. 5

London, ON - Budweiser Gardens, Oct. 7

Kitchener, ON - Memorial Auditorium, Oct. 8

Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre, Oct. 9

The Russell Peters Almost Famous world tour features all new material, plus Peters’ lightening fast improv with the audience.

“I like to interact with the front rows,” said Peters of his signature back and forth with the audience.

“I use the interaction to take me from bit to bit.  Some guys go on-stage with a script and don’t deviate from it.  That’s not my style.  I have my set and know what I want to cover; I just use the audience to move me in certain directions.  It’s very collaborative and each show is unique.”

The tour's international stops will take Peters to New York’s Madison Square Garden, as well as Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre in November and December.  In February and March 2015,  he will take the tour to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, with more international dates to be announced later this year.

His last tour visited 26 countries and included more than 200 performances, with over than 300,000 fans attending his shows.

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

The Almost Famous World Tour will also feature Russell's Official Tour DJ's; 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.

Starting in 2008, Peters was one of the first stand-up comedians to self-finance, self-produce and distribute his own comedy specials and DVD’s, with Red, White and Brown and 2011’s The Green Card Tour Live from the O2 Arena.

The DVD’s went on to sell over 350,000 units across North America.

His last special, Notorious was the first original comedy special for Netflix.  Notorious was also supported by a four-part documentary series, Russell Peters Vs The World.

Peters is also a philantropist, having given away more than a million dollars over the past several years to various charities, from the Brampton Civic Hospital to Heart House Hospice, Gilda’s Club, the MS Society and a scholarship at his old high-school, The Russell Peters North Peel Scholarship to send a deserving student to college.  The scholarship is now in its fifth year.

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. Thanks to YouTube and a global following, he has sold-out arenas around the world.

He has also performed for the troops in Afghanistan, Iraq and on the USS Eisenhower and HMCS Winnipeg, and appeared on late-night talks shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Lopez Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, as well as on HBO, CNN, MTV, BBC and Al Jazeera.

Peters 2010 memoir, Call Me Russell was a Globe and Mail number one bestseller in Canada.

 

 

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