Comedian Russell Peters will be Live! In the Island Event Center

Welch, Minn. (April 9, 2018) The globally popular Russell Peters brings his comedic genius and his “The Deported World Tour” to Treasure Island Resort & Casino on Saturday, July 7.

Only a handful of today’s artists can claim their success began with YouTube, and even fewer, have the privilege of being named alongside such personalities as Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Eddie Murphy in Rolling Stone’s list of the 50 Best Comics of All Time. In comedian Russell Peter’s case, “success” may be a drastic understatement.

Peters started doing stand-up at the age of nineteen at open mics in his native Toronto. He spent the next fifteen years honing his craft at clubs across Canada and the United Kingdom.

In 2004, Peters gained critical and global recognition for this CTV’s “Comedy Now!” special which wound up on YouTube. The upload launched a new level of fame and unforeseen success for Peters. It also led to larger shows not only in his native Canada, where he became the first comedian to sell-out Toronto’s Air Canada Centre, but in arenas all over the globe.

Since that time Peters has released five stand-up specials on Showtime, Comedy Central and Netflix; Outsourced (2006); Red, White and Brown (2008); The Green Card Tour Live from the O2 Arena (2010); Notorious (2013); Almost Famous (2016) and a documentary series Russell Peters Vs The World (2013).

Peters has also appeared in the TV show Life in Pieces, along with such movies as, The Clapper, Public Schooled, The Jungle Book and many more. His most recent project is the CTV/Netflix venture, The Indian Detective which aired the fall of 2017 and starred William Shatner and Anupam Kher.

Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. with ticket prices starting at $53. For tickets visit or come to the Island Box Office to purchase your seats. The show begins at 8 p.m. All attendees must be 16 years of age or older and fans ages 16 and 17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

The Prairie Island Indian Community owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Mount Frontenac Golf Course and the Dakota Station. Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino resort in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. Treasure Island offers guests some of the best gaming, accommodations, food service and nationally known entertainment in the casino industry. Treasure Island’s facility features more than 2,200 slots, 44 table games, a 6-table poker room and a 550-seat high stakes bingo hall. Casino guests can relax in Treasure Island’s luxurious hotel which became the second largest hotel in Minnesota in December 2017 with 788 guest rooms and suites. Guest may also enjoy The Lagoon water park and Wave Spa. Casino guest can take in a show with national entertainers in the 2,800-seat Island Event and Convention Center as well as the new spacious outdoor Treasure Island Amphitheater. Additional guest amenities include a 137-slip marina, a 95-site RV park, a 125-passenger cruise yacht and Island Xtreme Bowl, a 24-lane bowling center, arcade and lounge. For more information visit