Arts Comedy Preview Singapore

Preview: AEG Presents Russell Peters – DEPORTED World Tour

Last seen here almost exactly two years ago in his Almost Famous World Tour, the year in comedy is off to a rip roaring start as global comedy phenomenon Russell Peters makes his way down to the Singapore Indoor Stadium this February as part of his DEPORTED World Tour!

Best known for his observational humour focusing on racial, ethnic and class stereotypes, many of which are mined from his Anglo-Indian upbringing in Canada, Peters’ last Asian tour in 2015 and 2016 played to sold out houses across countries. Peters is also best known for coining signature one-liners such as “Somebody gonna get a hurt a real bad” and his Chinese accented “Be a man! Do the right thing!”, not to mention his surefire ribbing of audiences sitting in the first few rows.

Over the last year however, Peters has been keeping busy with his new hit Netflix series The Indian Detective, after having the honour of being the first comedian to receive a Netflix stand-up special with 2013’s Notorious, as well as starring in still unreleased films such as The Clapper, Supercon and Public Schooled. Peters’ rise to fame has also been attributed to the rise of other comedians of Indian descent, such as Aziz Ansari.

For Peters, DEPORTED marks a welcome return to the stage, and for Singapore, will be the fifth time he’s here for a full length show from his incredibly successful Notorious World Tour in 2012, also at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, where he completely sold out two nights. DEPORTED will feature brand new material surrounding one of Peters’ favourite topics: immigration. Particularly with the crowning of President Trump, the Los Angeles-based Peters is armed with more ammunition than ever to fire off witty retorts and hilarious observations following past shows such as The Green Card Tour and Russell Peters: Red, White And Brown, which tread similar ground. Peters will also be supported by comedian and master raconteur of strange stories Jake Johannsen, one of David Letterman’s personal favourite comedians.

Following sold out shows and enthusiastic responses in Australia and New Zealand, Russell Peters’ DEPORTED World Tour continues to tour across Asia with stops slated for Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Tokyo, Manila and Hong Kong through 2018, before travelling to Europe all the way into 2019. With his last tour hitting over 26 countries with over 300,000 fans in attendance across more than 200 performances, DEPORTED looks set to smash all records as Peters strides triumphantly onto the stage and leave his audiences chortling with a full belly of laughs and hopefully, doesn’t get deported anytime soon.

Photo Credit: AEG Presents

Russell Peters – DEPORTED plays at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on 24th February. Tickets available from Sports Hub Tix. For the full list of countries he’ll be touring after Singapore, visit his website here

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