'Deported': Release date, trailer and everything you need to know about Russell Peters' comedy special
If you followed stand-up comedy in the mid-2000s, you would have definitely come across an Indian-looking man, narrating his father’s favorite line in a mock-Indian accent: “Somebody gonna get hurt real bad.”
Canadian-born and of Indian descent, Russell Peters, a comic who has been famous for making fun of the idiosyncrasies and quirks (and accents) of various nationalities and ethnicities, is coming up with his latest stand-up special ‘Deported’ on Amazon Prime Video.
‘Deported’ is scheduled to drop worldwide on Amazon Prime Video on January 17, 2020.
For the usual Russell Peters fan, this special might be a little different. According to the comic’s website, “After 30 years of making fun of his Indian peeps, Russell decided to go back to the Motherland and filmed this live over two sold-out nights at the NSCI Stadium in Mumbai.”
So fans should brace themselves for the lack of jokes on his parents, and Indians generally -- although it would be great if he did slip in a “Somebody gonna get hurt real bad” once in a while. The Deported Tour, as per Peters’ website, spanned across more than 30 countries over 18 months.
The 49-year-old comic and actor began performing in Toronto, the city where he was born, in 1989. Peters' comedy has always used racial, ethnic, class and cultural stereotypes as humor. This has, especially in recent times, received some criticism. Speaking to Forbes on Christmas, Peters said, "I know what my intention is… if what I say is being misconstrued, that’s more your issue than mine."
He added, "My audience has grown with me. I have been lucky enough to have fans consistently show up. They are like, ‘What has happened since the last time we saw you’. They are almost waiting to see what will happen next? I never hold back; it’s almost as though my audience comes to hear me read my diary, and that’s a wonderful feeling."
A visibly older-looking Peters (with grey hair) in the trailer for ‘Deported’, talks about breaking his nose while boxing, body-image issues, and being back home in India. He says, “It’s good to be home… I feel like I don’t have to do things that I have to do back home to keep up with white people. I can just be a comfortable brown man here.”
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