Stand-up comedy giant Russell Peters landed a deal to work on a half-hour sitcom for NBC.
The show, according to Variety, will be loosely based on Peters’ life.
The comedian, who grew up in Brampton, Canada with his parents who immigrated there from India, is working with Cheers writer Rob Long on the as of yet untitled show. Sounds like it might be the perfect fit for the hole left by Everybody Loves Raymond.
Peters has starred in his own stand-up special on Comedy Central, Russell Peters: Red, White, and Brown and hosted Comics Without Border on Showtime. Peters has also scored himself a handful of movie roles in the last few years. You’ll be able to catch him in sci-fi thriller Source Code next year; it stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michelle Monaghan.
After the jump, check out a clip of Russell’s stand-up. What do you think? Does it have the makings of a good television show?
|Russell Peters – Stereotypes|