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Russell Peters: Too Many Liars On The Internet

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Russell Peters doesn't read what's said about him on the Internet.  Too many liars.

"The Internet is one of those places where people can put anything out there. They can fabricate. They can say what they want about you. And everyone's an internet tough guy. And I don't have the patience to read what some dork sitting in his bedroom says or what his opinion is or what he thinks I may be like," Peters tells Guy MacPherson on his comedy blog, What's So Funny.

"Until you've met me and we've had some sort of interaction, you can't really say. People speculate. And people never speculate somebody's nice; they always speculate that somebody's a dick. Especially with me, they see the persona on stage and they just automatically assume I'm this cocky guy. And that's not who I am at all."

"I'll give you an example. I have something like 230,000 or 240,000 followers on Twitter. Ninety-nine percent of the time people are saying nice things and then there's that one person who says something f----ed up and that's what sticks in my head the most. That bothers me more than all the compliments because I'm like, 'Well, what's your problem?' Not like, ‘Why can't you go along with everyone else?' but ‘What have I done to you that you've decided to be this tough guy on the internet?'"

Russell Peters joins Steve Edwards and Araksya Karapetyan on Good Day L.A.

Fun Facts About Russell Peters (Source: Wikipedia)

  • He is a Canadian comedian and actor. He began performing in Toronto in 1989 and won a Gemini Award in 2008.
  • Peters also became a hip hop "junkie" in his youth, and by the 1990s, he was a well-connected DJ in the Toronto scene.
  • Peters began performing in Toronto in 1989. His popularity extends to several countries, as he has since also performed in the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Afghanistan, Sweden, South Africa, India, the Caribbean, Philippines, Vietnam, mainland China, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Jordan, Norway, Lebanon, Oman, and Malaysia.
  • In 1992, Peters met comedian George Carlin, one of his biggest influences, who advised him to get on stage whenever and wherever possible. He said he "took that advice to heart, and I think that's the reason I am where I am now." In 2007, 15 years later, he hosted one of Carlin's last shows before his death the following year.

Twitter: @therealrussellp

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