Comedian Russell Peters is Down Under right now; he hits Melbourne this Friday May 14th, playing the Rod Laver Arena. The 39 year-old Canadian of Anglo-Indian extraction is arguably the world's premier exponent of ethnic humour. Virtually all his jokes are based on ethnic stereotypes, a variety of comedy that is certainly not everyone's cup of tea. Yet despite the potential for offensiveness, Peters manages to pull it off due to his obvious affection for whatever culture he is poking fun at. And it helps that there is some intelligence to his observations; not just the same old "Asians can't drive" and "black men have big willies" gags... although they're certainly in there as well.
Last time Peters toured Australia, I knew of a couple of Malaysian Indians who flew down to Melbourne just to watch him. Not saying he's worth such an extreme level of devotion, but it shows that he's got a serious following.
Below is one of his best-known routines:
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