Russell Peters has to be one of the funniest comedians on the planet, at least in my book. Not a lot of people have heard about him but all comedians fly under the radar until they move to Hollywood and get their big break. He’s Canadian so a lot of his material is based on addressing issues in a multi-cultural society so a lot of people can relate to it but others can’t. I saw him perform in Toronto about 2 years ago and his story about “Ryan” is his signature and people (especially here in Canada) will go crazy when he mentions him, usually in an encore. Growing up here I can tell you that I went through the same thing but (ironically) the white kid I knew was “Brian”, and (thank God) I had the sense of realising there was a difference between the relationship a white kid has with his family and the relationship an Arab kid has with his own family or I would’ve gotten a hurt real bad.
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