Russell Peters
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First person: Russell Peters

In a world of political correctness gone wild, Canadian Comedian Russell Peters makes up his own rules.

He is South Asian but calls himself "brown" and instead of shying away from cracking jokes about race, Peters uses it as the punchline.

He has been performing comedy for more than 20 years, but after the invention of YouTube in 2005 Peters' comedy went viral and he now performs to sell-out audiences all over the world.

The BBC caught up with Peters to find out more about a man who is not afraid to push limits and make people squirm in their seats.

Clips courtesy "Comedy Now" and "Red, White and Brown" Russell Peters

  • 13 Jun 2011
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