Russell Peters Wants to Talk About More than Comedy on New Podcast with Cloud10 and iHeartMedia

Comedians, hip-hop legends, actors, athletes, martial artists, DJ’s and other diverse voices from around the world join Russell Peters on his new podcast, CULTURALLY CANCELLED. Guests include everyone from Cedric the Entertainer, Lord Finesse and Luenell to Rick Fox and Michael Jai White.

Los Angeles, CA - March 23, 2021 - Though Russell Peters has been named one of Rolling Stones' 50 Best Stand-up Comics of All Time and set attendance records at arenas around the world, he’s ready to let people know that there’s more to him than comedy with the launch of his new iHeartMedia and Cloud10 Media podcast, "Culturally Cancelled." The podcast premieres on March 25 and the official trailer can be heard now on iHeartRadio and everywhere podcasts are heard. 

Fans of Peters know him as an international comedy star, but fewer are aware that he has a blue belt with three stripes in Jiu Jitsu and is an ardent DJ with a big-time passion for hip-hop. So while it’s natural to expect a straight comedy podcast from one of the world’s biggest comics, Culturally Cancelled will also spotlight Peters’ other major interests; namely hip-hop, martial arts, and boxing.

Therefore, Peters will not only be interviewing star comedians like Cedric the Entertainer, but also hip-hop legends (like DITC founder Lord Finesse) and martial artists (like Spawn star Michael Jai White). But no matter the guest or topic of conversation, Peters’ signature off-the-cuff humor is guaranteed to be present in every episode. “Culturally Cancelled is a fresh take on a traditional comedy podcast,” says executive producer and Cloud10 CEO, Sim Sarna. “It allows listeners to get a glimpse of Russell Peters as a person and a friend.”

While "Culturally Cancelled" will absolutely let listeners in on another side of Russell Peters, the podcast also aims to reveal a more genuine side of his celebrity guests so that listeners can “see the person behind the star,” as Peters puts it. “It’s all about hanging out and it’s kinda like pulling back the curtain and hearing how people talk--like how I talk with my friends,” says Peters. “It’s to keep my guests not guarded. It’s the conversation as you would have heard it had you been hanging out with us.”

And speaking of not being guarded, Peters chose the title "Culturally Cancelled" because he wants to address the cancel culture movement that might take issue with his material. “I always look at it like, my style of comedy and the things I take on onstage and the things I talk about are all in line with what people want to cancel in general. So I wanted to hit it dead on and flip it that way. And also, you know, my stand-up comedy deals with a lot of cultural things. I think it’s just a nice play with it.”

However, when asked if he would cancel anything about his favorite kind of music, he did have some ideas. “I would cancel the entire younger generation of rap stars,” says Peters. “All these ‘Lil this’ - all the Lils. I’d get rid of all the Lils.”

Russell Peters, Sim Sarna, Clayton Peters, and Paul Canterna will executive produce the podcast for Cloud10 Media and iHeartMedia, and it will be available on all major podcast streaming platforms — including iHeartRadio, Apple Podcasts, Castbox, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Stitcher — when it’s released on March 25. Culturally Cancelled is distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network.

About Russell Peters

Russell Peters was recently named as one of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Comics of All Time. He started doing stand-up at the age of nineteen at open mics in his native Toronto, and spent the next fifteen years honing his craft at clubs across Canada and the UK. In 2004, Peters gained critical and global recognition for his CTV “Comedy Now!” special and soon became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre in 2007. Peters went on to set attendance records at venues from Madison Square Garden to The Sydney Opera House to London’s O2 Arena – where he broke the UK attendance record for highest number of tickets sold for an individual comedy show.His subsequent tours were captured in his successful specials broadcast on Showtime and Comedy Central: Outsourced in 2006; Red, White and Brown in 2008; and, The Green Card Tour in 2010. In 2013, Peters became the first comedian to create a Netflix Original Comedy Special. Peters’ most recent tour, The Deported World Tour was seen by over 400,000 fans in 40 cities across 20 countries and culminated in the standup special Russell Peters Deported on Amazon Prime in January 2020. Peters has been awarded Gemini, Peabody, Emmy and Canadian Screen Awards for his hosting, producing and acting talents. His last TV series, The Indian Detective set a Canadian viewership record for Bell Media /CTV in 2017 and was released globally on Netflix.Peters resides in Las Vegas and Los Angeles. When not on tour he spends every day with his nine-year-old daughter, Crystianna and newborn son, Russell Santiago.

About Cloud10 Media

Cloud10 Media is a full-service podcast network that provides on-demand audio listeners a definitive outlet for curated podcast discovery, while offering talent personalized, hands-on support and expertise for every step of the podcasting process, including production, editorial, and sales. Creators thrive with Cloud10’s 360-degree suite of services, support, and boutique-level assistance from conception to exhibition, while podcast audiences delight in the high-quality audio content. Cloud10 is led by founder and CEO Sim Sarna, who previously launched chart-topping podcasts Anna Faris is Unqualified, Sibling Revelry with Kate Hudson & Oliver Hudson, Work in Progress with Sophia Bush, Daddy Issues with Joe Buck and Oliver Hudson, The Endless Honeymoon Podcast with Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher, and Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best.


About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

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