Indo-Canadian stand-up comedian Russell Peters has been roped in as the new host of the Web series, “Speakeasy,” on the popular men’s portal, Mademan.com, which will premiere Nov.16.
Mademan is a top online destination for men, which features daily articles ranging from the latest in fashion, food and drinks, entertainment, tech and gear, sports and much more.
The comedian announced the news on Twitter Nov. 10, along with a link to the trailer for the new season and a message reading: “Check out my new show ‘Speakeasy’ at mademan.com.”
The show, which invites celebrities for a chat over a drink, was previously helmed by comedian, writer and actor Paul F. Tompkins, and has a huge cult following.
Tompkins is slated to appear as a guest in the show, during which he will officially pass the baton to the new host.
Guests for this season include actor Michael Shannon of “Boardwalk Empire” fame, Constance Wu from “Fresh Off the Boat” and comedian Anthony Jeselnik. Peters, who is considered as one of the funniest comedians in the world, recently made it to the list of Forbes’ highest paid comedians. Peters earned $19 million to be tied for the fourth position with Jeff Dunham.