Comedic style::Russell Peters


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Comedic style Peters' stand-up performances feature observational comedy, using humour to highlight racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes. He often refers to his own experiences growing up in an 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."<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref> In a 2006 interview with The National, Peters observed that he didn't intend to put down or offend different races and cultures, but tried to "raise them up through humour".<ref>Clifton Joseph, "Russell Peters Interview on CBC The National, May 30th 2006"</ref>

Peters is widely known for his punchline, "Somebody gonna get a hurt real bad." It ends a joke he tells about his childhood with a traditional Indian father, who used corporal punishment on his sons. Another punchline he utilizes is "Be a man! Do the right thing!", which relates to a story of a Chinese man trying to get him to pay more for an item at a shop.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

When interviewer Larry King asked Peters, "Is there such a thing as too taboo?", Peters replied, "I don't talk about religion because I think people are a little weird about religion, especially nowadays, and I'm more of a science guy than I am a beliefs guy. I'm more into facts than I am beliefs." <ref> (22:10)</ref> In an interview with Al Jazeera, Peters said he "refuses" to talk about religion.<ref> (3:30)</ref>

On Episode 115 of the Comedian's Comedian podcast, British comedian Gina Yashere accused Peters of consistently and admittedly stealing her material over a period of several years, including on many of his televised specials.<ref></ref><ref></ref>

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