From a media release:
Pamela Anderson as the Virgin Mary? Well, it is A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS, Dec. 1 on CTV and Dec. 10 on Comedy
- New Canadian special features guests include Michael Bublé, Pamela Anderson, Ted Lange, Faizon Love, Jon Lovitz, Scott Thompson and members of the Peters family
- Holiday production caps off threesome of Peters specials airing on Comedy
What happens when a comedy heavyweight, his brethren of Canadian and international showbiz friends, and a requisite frozen pond surrounded by lit-up Christmas trees collide? One heck of a Christmas special, that’s what! Anchoring its holiday lineup, CTV presents the world premiere of the original Canadian production A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS in the hottest timeslot of the week, Thursday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV Mobile. The special is also the centrepiece of the holiday schedule on The Comedy Network, premiering there on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Helping Peters make merriment in A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS are Michael Bublé, Pamela Anderson, Ted Lange, Faizon Love, Jon Lovitz, Goapele, Scott Thompson and his own mother and baby daughter.
Inspired by the variety shows of yesteryear, Peters puts his own irreverent twist on the Christmas special, making it unlike anything viewers have seen before. Along with the obligatory carolers, winter wonderland setting, and cheesy glad tidings, A RUSSELL PETERS CHRISTMAS features legendary comedians, lingerie models, Pamela Anderson as the Virgin Mary, and the bartender from THE LOVE BOAT. With a mix of Russell Peters stand-up; hilarious sketch featuring guest stars and Peters’ own mother, Maureen and baby daughter, Crystianna; stop-motion animation reminiscent of a Rankin/Bass classic (set in Bramalea, no less); and show-stopping musical performances including the incomparable Michale Bublé, it’s a holiday special like no other.
Following the CTV debut and leading up to the Comedy premiere of the holiday special, the Peters antics continue with two other specials, RUSSELL PETERS: RED, WHITE AND BROWN (Nov. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT) and the Canadian television debut of RUSSELL PETERS: THE GREEN CARD TOUR, LIVE FROM THE O2 ARENA (Dec. 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on Comedy.