In 1992, Peters met comedian George Carlin, one of his biggest influences, who advised him to get on stage whenever and wherever possible.
Peters said he "took that advice to heart, and I think that's the reason I am where I am now." Peters attributes his 2004 performance on the Canadian TV comedy show Comedy Now!
In school, he was regularly bullied because of his ethnicity.
He eventually learned boxing, which helped him resist the bullying.
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It was only natural for Russell Peters, that ridiculously hilarious chap who made us giggle every time he uttered ‘somebody gonna get a hurt real bad’ and Sunny Leone to bond.
Since both find their origin in India, the two were brought up in Canada, it was only obvious for the stand-up comedian with an enviable fan following to gel with Sunny who had already made a name for herself in the US thanks to her colourful portfolio.“If I met him now, I will probably hug him and ask him about his family.Peters was born in Toronto, Ontario to Eric and Maureen Peters.So we dated each other for some time, but I think that was a mistake I mean it spoils a lot of things,” said the 32-year old bombshell in an interview to a daily.Well, things might not have worked out fine between Sunny and Peters, but the babe still maintains that her ex-boyfriend was a nice chap.Though Russell Peters is now married to Monica Diaz and Sunny is merrily ‘managed’ by her husband Daniel Webber, the adult film queen-turned-Bollywood-hottie maintains that dating Peters was a mistake.