Durban - After four years, global comedy sensation, Russell Peters is back on the South African stage with his Deported World Tour at The Globe at Suncoast on Tuesday.
Chatting to the Independent on Saturday, Peters’ said he has always held South Africa close to his heart: “South Africa was the first country to truly make me feel like a star. When I first came here in 2001, there were billboards with my name on them and the country really embraced me and got me and what I was doing. I think that that’s what gave me the confidence to get where I am today."
His tour kicked off in Australia and New Zealand in February 2018 and he has travelled to over 29 cities in 20 countries, and been seen by over 100 000 fans.
He said: “I've been told by my fans that this is one of my best shows. I've worked really hard on this set. It's more self-deprecating and introspective than my other sets. Mind you, it still has its silly moments and it's not your usual 'I'm just making fun of your culture'.”
Peters returns to touring after recently filming his CTV/Netflix series The Indian Detective which also stars Keeping Up with the Kandasamys star Mishqah Parthiephal, as well as Anupam Kher, William Shatner and Christina Cole. Much of the series was shot in Cape Town.