In 1992, Peters met comedian George Carlin, one of his biggest influences, who advised him to get on stage whenever and wherever possible.Peters said he "took that advice to heart, and I think that's the reason I am where I am now." While the initial video upload featured his entire 45-minute performance, You Tube users subsequently uploaded segments of the performance where Peters focused on individual cultural groups.
He ended up selling over 30,000 tickets nationally over the two-day sales period.
He broke a UK comedy sales record at London's O2 Arena when he sold over 16,000 tickets to his show in 2009.
The show received the second-highest ratings of any Juno Awards broadcast.
Following the show's success, Peters accepted an invitation to host the Juno Awards for a second consecutive year; the 2009 Juno Awards took place in Vancouver on March 29, 2009.
On September 28, 2013, Peters was awarded the 2013 Trailblazer award by the Association of South Asians in Media, Marketing and Entertainment (SAMMA) for his contributions to the world of comedy.
He is among the first South Asians to achieve international success in the field.Peters' debut comedy album Outsourced is from his performance aired on Comedy Central on August 26, 2006. The DVD has been popular, especially in Canada, selling over 100,000 copies.Outsourced remained on the National DVD Chart over one and a half years after its release. It was recorded on February 2, 2008, at the WAMU Theatre in Madison Square Garden.Peters released a second DVD/CD combo, Red, White and Brown, in Canada on September 30, 2008, and in the U. Peters and his brother Clayton self-produced and financed Red, White and Brown.In May 2011, Peters released The Green Card Tour: Live from the O2 Arena, a live performance recorded in front of a total audience of 30,000, over two nights at O2 Arena in London, England.The show was directed by Dave Higby, who produced Outsourced.