Of mic and man

Of mic and man

AFTER TAKING SOME time off from the world stage, Comedian Russell Peters returns to Dubai with an all-new act.



In 2007 Peters sold one ticket every two seconds for his Dubai performance, ultimately crashing all of the on-sale computer systems. Peters returned in 2008 and sold over 10,000 tickets for his shows at the Madinat Arena.

“I love coming to the Middle East. The fans there are true fans and I wish I could have come back sooner,” says Peters. It’s been almost four years since the globally renowned comedian has toured the region. In that time Peters has been setting attendance records around the world, with over 16,000 fans attending his show at London’s O2 Arena in February, 2010 (duplicating that attendance with 30,000-plus fans over two nights in 2011) and almost 14,000 attending his show at Sydney’s Acer Arena. Peters also went on to sell-out two nights at New York’s Radio City Music Hall in 2011 and joined Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock on the Forbes list of the 10 highest earning comedians in the United States in 2009 and 2010.

Peters welcomed a new baby daughter in 2010 and has been busy acting and producing films in North America, having appeared in the movies, Source Code and Breakaway, as well as providing voices to animated projects such as the TV series, Bob’s Burgers and the still to be released feature, Ribit. In May he’ll appear with Eva Mendes in Girl In Progress.

Peters released a new DVD in 2011, The Green Card Tour LIVE From the O2 Arena which was broadcast on Showtime Networks in the States, and a number-one best selling memoir, Call Me Russell in 2010. Call Me Russell is scheduled for a US release in April.

“I needed to get back on the road. Being a stand-up comic is what I’ve been doing for 23 years and it’s what I love doing,” he said.

Russell Peters’ Notorious World Tour also features New York City’s DJ Spinbad, Comedian Ruben Paul, as well as video cameras and screens for an up-close and intimate show.

The Dubai show will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre on Tuesday, March 20. The Abu Dhabi show will take place at the FLASH Forum on Thursday, March 22. Tickets for both shows are priced between Dhs550 and Dhs250 and go on-sale on February 29. Go to www.timeouttickets.com and www.ticketingco.com for Dubai and www.thinkflash.ae for Abu Dhabi bookings.

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Russell Peters at Dubai World Trade Centre : March 20

Ticket Category

P1 - First 4 rows of seats with up close and personal view of the stage - Dhs550

P2 - Center floor level seats starts at the 5th row - Dhs450

P3 - Side floor level seats and elevated grandstand seating with uninterrupted views of the stage - Dhs350

P4 - Elevated balcony seating with uninterrupted view of the stage - Dhs250

Russell Peters at Flash Forum – Yas Island : March 22

Ticket Category

Premium Tickets – first 4 rows of seats with up close and personal view of the stage - Dhs550

Floor – floor level seats starts at the 5th row - Dhs450

A Reserve – elevated grandstand seating with uninterrupted views of the stage - Dhs350

B Reserve - elevated grandstand seating with uninterrupted views - Dhs250


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