The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena - Comedian Russell Peters' newest DVD releases May 31st, 2011 across Canada

TORONTO, May 25, 2011 /CNW/ - Global comedy rock-star, Russell Peters is back with a new DVD; recorded over two record-breaking nights in London, England, The Green Card Tour, LIVE from the O2 Arena releases across Canada on May 31st, 2011 with Warner Music Canada Co. This is Peters' third DVD. 

***Note: Russell Peters will do an in store signing on Tuesday, May 31st from 6pm until 8pm at HMV Square One, Mississauga, Ontario. No other cities have been confirmed at this time.

Cheeky, controversial and always hilarious, Peters once again delivers his trademark take on race and culture as well as his lightning quick improv in front of 30,000 fans at London's O2 Arena.  Russell shares his observations on everything from the declining population of white people, to the stereotyping of Arabs, to his recent travels in India.

"I think that this is one of the most visually stunning stand-up DVD's ever!" says Peters.  "Oh yeah… and it's pretty funny too!"

Peters got married last August and had a baby girl in December.  He also shot four movies, the recently released sci-fi thriller, Source Code, the Sikh ice hockey film, Breakaway, scheduled for release this fall, New Year's Eve, the ensemble sequel to Valentine's Day and the indie coming-of-age film, See if I Care with Eva Mendes.

The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena will also be available in blu-ray and features an extended 90 minute performance as well as over two hours of bonus features, including, deleted scenes, bloopers, behind-the-scenes footage, audio commentary as well as a music video by Hip Hop legend Masta Ace.

On June 14th, the 60 minute broadcast version of The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena will be released on iTunes Canada. The special will be broadcast on SHOWTIME Networks in the US with a Canadian partner to be announced shortly.

The Green Card Tour LIVE from the O2 Arena is executive produced by Russell Peters and Clayton Peters and will be distributed by Warner Music Canada Co.

For more information on Russell Peters visit www.russellpeters.com

Born in Toronto, Canada, Russell Peters is a global comedy rock-star and internet sensation.  His Youtube clips have been viewed over 60 million times and he has performed to sold-out crowds from Toronto's Air Canada Centre, to New York's Madison Square Garden, to the Sydney Opera House to London's O2 Arena where he established a new attendance record. Over the course of his twenty-plus year career, he has headlined comedy festivals throughout North America and has performed sold-out arena tours worldwide. Peters has appeared on Showtime, Comedy Central, HBO, the CBC, BBC, CTV, CNN, TBS, CBS, ABC and NBC.  Peters was ranked by Forbes as one of the top ten highest grossing comics in the US in 2009 and 2010, alongside Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld.  Peters' DVD releases, Outsourced and Red, White and Brown have sold in excess of 300,000 units and his first book, Call Me Russell was a number one bestseller and will be released in paperback on July 26th.

SOURCE Sonya Bhatia, BHATS PR

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