Chances are, one of the highest-paid comedians on the scene right now is one you've never heard of.
Russell Peters is an international comedy rock star who regularly sells out arenas all over the world, but is relatively unknown to American fans of the genre. As a result of such sold out shows in places like Australia, Canada, Thailand, Lebanon and South Africa, Peters is a regular on the Forbes list of top ten highest earning comics, ranking as high as number three in 2013. Additionally, his comedy has generated over 120 million views on YouTube.
Peters has transitioned into both small and big screens, having recently been a judge alongside Roseanne Barr and Keenan Ivory Wayans for NBC’s reboot of “Last Comic Standing,” lending his voice to the animated feature, “Ribbit” and to numerous episodes of the iconic animated Fox television shows “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers.” He was awarded a Gemini Award, Canada’s version of the Emmy, for hosting the country’s “Juno Awards Show.” Other notable film roles include the recent Jon Favreau directed indie smash hit “Chef” and the 2011 sci-fi movie “Source Code” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.
After wrapping up his fourth world-wide tour, Peters will restart “The Almost Famous Tour” with a stop in Reno at the Silver Legacy on April 16 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $49.50 and $59.50 and can be purchased online at SilverLegacy.com or by calling 775-325-7401.