When he was four, the family moved to the suburb of Brampton. His older brother Clayton now serves as his manager. He eventually learned boxing , which helped him resist the bullying. By the s, he was a well-connected disc jockey in the Toronto scene. He has since gone on to perform in several countries worldwide.
Peters said he "took that advice to heart, and I think that's the reason I am where I am now. While the initial video upload featured his entire minute performance, YouTube users subsequently uploaded segments of the performance in which Peters focused on individual cultural groups.
According to Peters, those segments made their way to the "targeted" cultural groups and were well received by them. The video and its viral nature was referred to by Peters on his performance, Outsourced; when the audience cheered when he referred to earlier jokes, he exclaimed, "Look at you, you filthy downloaders! He ended up selling more than 30, tickets nationally over the two-day sales period. He broke a UK comedy sales record at London's O2 Arena when he sold over 16, tickets to his show in Following the show's success, Peters accepted an invitation to host the Juno Awards for a second consecutive year; the Juno Awards took place in Vancouver on March 29, He is among the first South Asians to achieve international success in the field.
DVDs and book[ edit ] Peters released his debut comedy album, Outsourced , of his performance aired on Comedy Central on August 26, The DVD version is uncensored; it has sold more than , copies, and remained on the National DVD Chart over one and a half years after its release. It was self-produced and financed by Peters and his brother Clayton. Live from the O2 Arena, a live performance recorded in front of a total audience of 30,, over two nights at O2 Arena in London , England. Forbes ranked him as the third-highest-paid comedian.
He often refers to his own experiences growing up in an Anglo-Indian family, and impersonates the accents of various ethnic groups to poke fun at them.
As he told an audience in San Francisco, "I don't make the stereotypes, I just see them. Another punchline he uses is "Be a man! Do the right thing! I'm more into facts than I am into beliefs.
The wedding was attended by about 20 guests, including an Elvis impersonator. I would say that expedited it. He also owns homes in Las Vegas and Vaughan , Ontario.
The Legend of Awesomest Maximus That year he was also in The Take as Dr. Peters has guest-starred on the TV series Mr. D as the school superintendent. The show attracted the highest number of viewers of any CTV Canadian holiday special.