Russell Dominic Peters is a hugely popular comedian from Canada who is counted as one of the highest-paid comedians in the world. After struggling to establish himself for years, he instantly became a huge sensation in the international comedy scenario when a YouTube video of his stand-up comedy show went viral. He is popular all around the world, often performing in sold-out stadiums across international venues. He is of South-Asian descent, and growing up in Canada he was mercilessly bullied in school and was often called ‘Paki’. He was also diagnosed with ADD or ADHD which added to his difficulties. To get over the humility of being bullied, he learned boxing which helped him in self-defense. Eventually he was able to get over his turbulent youth and entered the entertainment industry. Along with being a comedian, he is also an actor and has acted in various films such as ‘Breakaway’ and ‘Source Code,’ and in television in ‘The Jack Docherty Show’, ‘Royal Canadian Air Farce’, and ‘Just For Laughs’. Russell is currently based in the USA, though he states that his roots are still in Canada.