One of comedy’s biggest names is looking to put even more of a spotlight on the city of Toronto. For Russell Peters newest comedy special he will take things to Netflix and return to the city he first made a name for himself. The upcoming taped shows will be apart of his Almost Famous World Tour that kicked off last year.
After over 250 shows in 120 cities across 25 countries, and more than 500,000 fans in attendance, comedian Russell Peters will wrap his two-year long, hugely successful Almost Famous World Tour with two intimate shows at Toronto’s Massey Hall on April 26th and 27th. Both shows will be recorded for his new Netflix special. “The last special I shot in Toronto was in 2003 and that special is the reason I am where I am today,” says Peters. “I wanted to go back to my roots and perform for the fans that were there from the beginning.” Peters began his stand-up career in 1989 at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club at Yonge and Eglinton. His previous stand-up specials were recorded at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The O2 Arena in London and the Allphones Arena, in Sydney, Australia.
Netflix has yet to announce a date for the upcoming special coming from Peters.