Unless you’ve been living under a really damp rock your whole life, you’ve definitely come across the work of Canadian stand-up comic Russell Peters. Some of his most quotable work has permeated Indian socio-comical consciousness and deftly woven its way into the itchy fabric of urban India. Just a few years ago, right after Peters broke out into the mainstream following the popularity of his Comedy Now YouTube video, you couldn’t escape the friendly threats of “Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad” and myriad life events that were exuberantly referred to as “MIND-BLASTING!“. Russell Peters’ ability to make Indian audiences laugh at themselves, and at the funnier aspects of Indian culture (not the easiest thing to do) has made him somewhat of a household name in the country.
During his last visit here, Peters’ scheduled run of three shows in three cities had to be stretched to accommodate three extra shows in Mumbai owing to “crazy audience demand” bro. This October, The Russell Peters Notorious World Tour, Peters’ biggest touring show yet, will make stops in four Indian cities. The tour is presented by our friends at Micromax. Peters’ will commence his tour at Delhi NCR’s HUDA Grounds on October 25, followed by performances at Wilson College, Mumbai (October 27), the Chennai Trade Center in Chennai (October 29), and will make its final stop in Bangalore on October 31 at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium.
Later today, we’re gonna talk about NH7′s formal, kicking-down-the-door, vigilante-style entry into the world of comedy, but for now, check out a poster for The Russell Peters Notorious World Tour below.
Tickets go on sale here, starting September 3. You can also sign up on the page to receive updates about the tour.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Buying a ticket for any of the shows on this tour also qualifies you for the special Community Ticket price for Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2013 tickets. Community Tickets, available for the Pune, Bangalore and Delhi NCR editions of the festival, are special priced tickets available at Rs 3,000, which is a full 20% cheaper than the regular ticket price. Tickets for the Pune edition of the festival are already on sale (get them here), while tickets for the Bangalore and Delhi NCR editions will be available on September 2.