THE ESSENTIAL RUSSELL PETERS
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.