The Green Card Tour Live From 02 is a pleasant enough Russell Peters comedy show taped in 2010 in England. It airs Saturday December 3rd at 10 p.m. on The Comedy Network. Though enjoyable, this is not the best Russell Peters show by far. The material is not strong: there’s a lot of kvetching with the audience and though this comic is good at this it is facile. The sound is annoyingly echoey.
Peters opens with some audience work and a decent bit on the origins of accents. That bit is unfortunately left aside for more audience work, after all, that’s where the easy laughs are for this stand-up comic and he knows it. He is also not above going for the easy joke such as Arabs are terrorists allusions.
At some point in time you start wondering if Peters had anything particular in mind when he got on stage. There are some good moments in this show. The bit about Spanish in Spain and Spanish in South America is funny and original. The Arabs are crazy section will sound familiar to some. It is unfortunate Peters did not do more with the premise if Indian workers in Arabic countries.
There is something a little condescending about Peters’ bit about poor people in India. His bit on other languages sounds like a routine he has just started working on and is far from ready for prime time.
Russell Peters The Green Card Tour Live From 02 is a show you enjoy if you see it on TV but would really be disappointed in if you got it on DVD. Tune in to The Comedy Network on the 10th for Peters' Christmas Special
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