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Jakarta Post

Russell Peters doesn’t make stereotypes, he sees them

  • Dylan Amirio

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, February 14 2018   /  12:43 am

Storyteller: Russell Peters delivers his jokes, usually based on his observation of everyday life, at the O2 Arena in London in 2010.Canada’s duke of chuckles, Russell Peters, likes to laugh at life and everything it has to offer, whether good or bad.If there is something funny about whatever you are doing, then you better believe he has a funny thing to say about it.The 47-year-old comedian has been in the business for more than 30 years and has made it his business to rustle jimmies all around the world. Peters has a very keen eye for observational comedy and he can bring out laughs out of almost any sensitive issue, with enough care.He attributes his style to his idols — the similarly irreverent George Carlin and the light-hearted nature of Steve Martin and Eddie Murphy.Racial and cultural stereotypes of any kind are poked fun at in his material, but he does so by inviting those w...