THE ES­SEN­TIAL RUSSELL PETERS

ZOOMER Magazine - - PROFILE - —JS

OUT­SOURCED His de­but con­cert al­bum. All the stuff he’s best known for, in­clud­ing his dad’s sig­na­ture line, “Some­body gonna get a hurt real bad!” NO­TO­RI­OUS Net­flix’s first orig­i­nal stand-up com­edy spe­cial was both huge (recorded in front of 14,000 in Syd­ney, Aus­tralia) and per­sonal (Peters mined ma­te­rial from his re­la­tion­ship with his ex-wife and daugh­ter). AL­MOST FA­MOUS This 2016 Net­flix spe­cial – mark­ing 25 years of stand-up – recorded be­fore a rel­a­tively in­ti­mate crowd at Massey Hall, has him at the top of his game work­ing the room. SOURCE CODE The 2011 Jake Gyl­len­haal movie fea­tures wannabe ac­tor Peters’ sin­gle best per­for­mance, as an an­gry com­muter/failed stand-up comic who just may be a mad bomber. THE JUNGLE BOOK A gift to his daugh­ter. He’s the voice of Rocky the Rhino, but he’s also the pea­cock who fights with a por­cu­pine (Garry Shan­dling) over a stick.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.