Funny People #2: Russell Peters

Race comedy can be a little sketchy. Comics walk a very thin line between hacky and brilliant, with most of them acting like jackasses on stage. For some reason, Russell Peters avoids the awful predictability and hackery that plagues racial humor. This guy is a pro; he can kill a room without even saying a word. And no ethnicity is safe when he’s got a microphone. He hits everybody square in the jaw, and leaves them asking for more. Another great export from Canada.

This cuts the tension after watching Slumdog Millionaire:

“Four races in ten minutes” — a sociology course courtesy of Russell Peters:

For all things Russell Peters, go to his website.


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