Comedian Russell Peters is set to star in a new stand-up and documentary series on Netflix, scheduled for October 14th. Filmed earlier this year, Russell Peters vs. the World follows the Canadian funnyman over the course of his global “Notorious” tour.
Peters, 42, who began performing in 1989, has since gained notoriety for descriptions of his Anglo-Indian family. Many of his bits touch on ethnic, racial, class and cultural stereotypes.
Peters says that the Netflix series is a step in the right direction for his ambitions. “I’ve always prided myself on being outside the box and slightly ahead of the curve, which is why Netflix is the perfect fit for me,” says the stand-up. “Plus, the web took my career to a whole other level – we both owe a lot to the Internet.”