Comedian Russell Peters has set records with his popularity — once for performing for the largest audience in Australia for a standup comedy show, another in 2009, when he set record sales in London, and last for being the first comic to sell out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. He made a rumored $21 million paycheck last year and has judged others’ routines on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He carries with him an eclectic audience of all ages and nationalities, even lovingly describing the packed seats in front of him as “looking like a Benetton ad.” And yet, even with all of this exposure and success, there is one little hump the Canadian comedian would like to hurdle — America. Chris Rock has even deemed Peters the “most famous person nobody’s ever heard of.” This is all fodder for Peters’ latest comedy tour, Almost Famous, which arrives at Hard Rock Live (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood) on Saturday. Tickets cost $40 to $75. Visit seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or call 866-502-7529.
Sat., Jan. 17, 2015