No great thinker or artist came without critics or enemies. Haters comes with the territory. When something new is introduced, common beliefs are challenged, ordinary concepts are disrespected and familiarity is taken away.
That’s how you know Russell Peters is headed towards greatness. He is one of those stand-up comedians who dare to talk about issues and realities that society would rather ignore. He chooses to highlight parts of common culture that are only discussed in back alleys and in closed-door meetings. He says what he sees as he sees it and doesn’t care what other people will think about what he is saying.
It is this bravery that makes him funny. He often says he doesn’t really say anything new. He just says what other people are too scared to say. As a result, his audience are forced to face and articulate situations they often find themselves in and emotions they often feel. That’s the secret to his humor, he becomes the voice of his audience.
He is bringing his bravery to LA after more than two years of live show hiatus. Don’t miss him. That’s two years of observation which also equals to two years of unreleased laughter.
- Russell Peters
- 8:00 p.m. January 12
- Nokia Theatre
- 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles
- $49.50 & $69.50
- For tickets, call 213-763-6030