Russell Peters On "People's Party With Talib Kweli"

Russell Peters On "People's Party With Talib Kweli"

In this episode of "People's Party With Talib Kweli", Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with stand-up comedian, actor, producer, and DJ:


Here's what they got into:

  • Russell and Grandmaster Caz introducing Talib to Melle Mel
  • The legacy of Russell and Talib's mutual friend, Dave New York
  • Being born to parents of Anglo-Indian descent and raised Catholic
  • The racism Russell experienced growing up Indian in Toronto
  • Coming up with mostly Black friends of Caribbean descent
  • His history of B-boying in his youth, being inspired by Crazy Legs
  • The hip hop royalty that was in attendance at Russell's wedding
  • Russell's involvement in the "Hip Hop Evolution" series for Netflix
  • Nile Rodgers' stories of Miles Davis, Keith Richards, and Studio 54
  • Running into George Carlin and getting some valuable advice
  • Why bombing on stage is so vital to a comedian's growth
  • Patrice O'Neal and Keith Robinson inspiring Russell to up his game
  • Learning from his early appearance on "Comedy Now!"
  • Hanging with Dave Chappelle and his dog on the set of "Half Baked"
  • Celeb friends texting back and Don Cheadle being a class-act
  • Meeting Mike Tyson and later realizing how great his memory is
  • Breaking down his bit about the rednecks of the Arab world
  • Killing in the Black-Canadian clubs and bombing in the states
  • Reactions from Indians and Chinese over his impressions of accents
  • Where Russell's natural knack for roasting originated from
  • The Belly Room being one of the meanest roast-comedy venues ever
  • Talk about the greatness of Chino XL, Supernatural, and Heavy D
  • The resurgence of flat-earthers thanks to social media and YouTube
  • Celebs being labeled as assholes when defending against trolls
  • The criticism of his "Deported" special and leaning into stereotypes
  • Roast Master General Jeff Ross and how he's hit his stride
  • How many years it takes for comedians to reach greatness
  • Stories told from musician Ray Parker Jr. about Leon Haywood
  • Russell's prophetic bit in "Comedy Now" about a beige world
  • The excellence of the group Coast Contra
  • What we can expect next from Russell Peters

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