- $37 for one G-Pass to see Russell Peters (up to $74 value)
- When: Saturday, November 29, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Tower Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Click here to view the seating chart
- Rear orchestra sections: rows A–V
- Loge section
In 2009 and 2010, Forbes ranked Russell Peters as one of the top 10 highest-grossing comics in the U.S. For fans, that comes as no surprise, as he’s been hustling his comedy routine since 1998. With the observational eye of George Carlin (one of his biggest influences), the absurdity of Steve Martin, and a penchant for social criticism, Peters worked his way from his native Toronto to stints around the world. After YouTube clips of his performance on Canada’s Comedy Now! went viral, he was soon selling out amphitheaters and racking up tremendous DVD sales with comedy specials such as Outsourced, Red, White, and Brown, and The Green Card Tour: Live from the O2 Arena.
But Russell is far from resting on his laurels. Prolific as ever, he released the bestselling Call Me Russell in 2010, became the first comic ever to have a Netflix original standup special (2013’s Notorious), served as a judge on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, and appeared across Robert Downey Jr. in Chef. Now he’s crossing the globe on his Almost Famous World Tour, tackling romantic foibles and the cultural climate with his refreshing disdain for ethnic stereotypes.
Several decades of disparate architectural styles stand at the corner of 69th and Ludlow: an old-fashioned radio tower atop the Doric columns of a faux-classical cupola atop a streamlined marquee that broadcasts the year the Tower Theatre opened as a music venue: 1972. That's when it began helping introduce the world to such acts as David Bowie, Genesis, and Bruce Springsteen. Inside, red lights glow over an auditorium done up in the 1920s style of the movie palace that originally filled the venue, with marble pillars, Italianate archways, and an enormous light fixture that resembles an old film reel.