Russell Peters


For me, one of the highlights of last week’s Banff World Media Festival was getting to chat with Brampton’s own Russell Peters. The comedian was awarded the Sir Peter Ustinov Award for comedy at the Rockie Awards and quickly admitted he’d never seen a Ustinov film. “He did make films, didn’t he?” Peters asked the

Have you been checking out the Canadian in the running for the title of Last Comic Standing? Vancouver lad Lachlan Patterson is in the final four heading into tonight’s semis and next Thursday’s finale. He was among the talent crammed into NBC’s TCA party last month in Los Angeles, along with fellow contender Rod Man.

A Russell Peters Christmas drew 2,071,000 viewers to CTV Thursday night, an early Christmas present for the private broadcaster.The special was largely panned by critics as well as the 18- and 21-year-olds in my home, who both said they’d rather see one of his stand-up specials.The critical response was so tepid even CTV had trouble

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted to know what I was doing in Vancouver. Told him about my trip west to the set of the January CBC drama Arctic Air. We also talk Grey Cup ratings and Christmas specials including tonight’s CTV offering A Russell Peters Christmas (9 p.m.). The pride of Brampton, Ont., hosts