In a Q&A with the
Wall Street Journal
's Scene Asia blog, Brampton-born comedian Russell Peters talks about how diverse audiences make for better shows. Though he now lives in the US, he says being from Canada has helped his career... and his sense of humour.
"You were born to an Indian family in Canada and now live in the US. How does your cultural background affect your work?"
"Being an outsider always makes you better at being an insider. You can see exactly what’s going on, so when you get on the inside you know exactly what to do and what not to do. Canada’s one of those countries that is on the outside…we were kind of like the middle man between England and the US. We understand both of them so we know how to work it better."
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Original source: Wall Street Journal