Comedian Russell Peters Prepares to Take the Stage at Calgary – Calgary Charity Event | The Canadian News

Canadian comedian Russell Peters will bring laughter to Calgary on Saturday in support of the Owen Hart Foundation.

Calgarian Owen Hart fell eight stories to his death at a wrestling event in 1999, according to the foundation. Established in his memory, the Owen Hart Foundation says it serves the Calgary community through food drives and backpack giveaways along with other causes.

“It’s exciting to be a part of something that has to do with the Hart family, their foundation, their legacy,” Peters told Global News from Las Vegas on Wednesday.

“We lost Owen Hart to a terrible mishap in the world of wrestling, and we want to make sure his legacy continues and that people don’t forget who the Hart family was and what the Hart family meant to all of Canada, regardless of the entire world.” but for Canada specifically, the Hart family is one of our royal families. “

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Peters’ set will delve into comedy in the age of social media.

“My theory is that the people who want to cancel you were never going to buy a ticket to see you, so I’m not going to appease them, and the people who do buy a ticket to come see me are there because they want to see what I do,” he explained. .

“If I alienate the people who are there as fans and try to appease these people who never cared about me in the first place, I should be standing on stage alone at some point, so I’ll stick with what I do and what I am, and no apologies. “

Comedian Russell Peters speaks to Global News Calgary from Las Vegas on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

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Peters will be conducting his Act according to your age tour at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

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“I’ll probably include a local reference here or there,” he said.

“I’m excited to present this act in front of a group of Canadians in Canada and not even in my hometown … Well, shoot, if I’m excited, I hope you’re excited.”

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