Peter Shukoff

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Peter Shukoff
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Nice Peter performing in Paris in July 2014
Background information
Birth namePeter Alexis Shukoff
Also known asNice Peter
Born (1979-08-15) August 15, 1979 (age 40)
Rochester, New York, U.S.
GenresComedy hip hop, nerdcore
  • Internet personality
  • comedian
  • singer
  • rapper
  • songwriter
  • producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, drums
Years active2000–present
Associated acts

Peter Alexis Shukoff (born August 15, 1979), also known as Nice Peter[1] or Bluesocks[2], is an American comedian, musician and Internet personality. A self-described "Comic/Guitar Hero", he is best known for the comedy on his YouTube channel, NicePeter,[3] especially the comedic series Epic Rap Battles of History. As of June 8, 2016, NicePeter has over 2.6 million YouTube subscribers.[4] The day after hitting one million subscribers, the video game channel G4 crowned Nice Peter the King of Dot Comedy on Attack of the Show.[5] His two channels, Nice Peter and Epic Rap Battles (ERB), have a total of over 17 million subscribers, and 4 billion views as of February 2019.[6][7] He also has a third channel that he uses for vlogs and "Monday Shows", a show that he uploads on either Mondays or Tuesdays consisting of different segments including "Viewer Mail", "Twitter Question Time", and "Ask a Giraffe". They have been featured on the Huffington Post,[8], and the January 2012 issue of Wired.[9] An interview with Forbes[10] details Peter and his partner Lloyd Ahlquist's rise to fame.

Life and career[edit]

Shukoff learned to play guitar before he had finished school, but spent a time pursuing a comedic career.[11] Once settled in Chicago, he began playing live in bars in Chicago, the midwestern USA, and the UK.[12] Shukoff states in Monday Shows that he has previously known how to Irish dance, a talent he says has deteriorated since his childhood days. He also adopted a rescue dog from an animal shelter named Charlie. On the 14th of August, 2014, Peter released a video on his vlog channel, stating that Charlie had died whilst Peter was touring. According to the description of the "Rasputin vs Stalin" installment of Epic Rap Battles of History, Shukoff is of Russian descent. Nice Peter tweeted on March 1, 2018 that he had gotten married.

Epic Rap Battles of History went on hiatus after Shukoff announced he had become a father. The haitis would last a little under a year until the series returned on December 7, 2018, and a new episode was released for the first time in nearly two years.


Nice Peter performing at the 2011 DigiTour.

Epic Rap Battles of History is an internet series created by Peter Shukoff and Lloyd Ahlquist. The series features historical and popular fictional and real-life figures, battling each other through the medium of rap. Battles have included "Darth Vader vs. Adolf Hitler","Abraham Lincoln vs. Chuck Norris" and "Miley Cyrus vs. Joan of Arc". Some episodes use characters that are fictional, whether it be television or movie characters, as seen in "Rick Grimes vs. Walter White". Others use comic book characters, as seen in "Goku vs. Superman". Episodes typically consist of Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD rapping against each other in character, but sometimes feature guest stars in addition or replacing Shukoff and Ahlquist. Occasionally, the pair appear in non-speaking background roles, as in the episodes "Cleopatra vs. Marilyn Monroe", "Gandhi vs. Martin Luther King Jr", "Miley Cyrus vs. Joan of Arc", and "Michael Jordan vs. Muhammad Ali".[13] Shukoff and Ahlquist also contributed a rap battle to the film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water and performed it with Matt Berry. He also made a cameo appearance as a surfer dude in the film.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and Nominations for Epic Rap Battles of History
Year Award Show Category Result Recipient(s)
2013 3rd Streamy Awards Best Writing: Comedy Nominated Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahlquist
Best Online Musician Won Peter Shukoff
Best Original Song Won Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahlquist (Steve Jobs vs. Bill Gates)


B-Sides for Kate[edit]

  1. All I Got (the Christmas Song)
  2. I'm Just a Man
  3. High With Pauly
  4. My Favorite Bar
  5. Chuck Norris
  6. Spanglish (unreleased full band recording)
  7. Sarah Palin

Live in Preston[edit]

  1. Intro
  2. Smoke That Weed
  3. Daniel the Boyfriend
  4. Knickers
  5. The Redwings
  6. 50 Cent is a Pussy
  7. F$%k London
  8. Spanglish
  9. Cover Bands
  10. Tru Gangster
  11. Chavs
  12. If You Really Love Me
  13. White Trash Woman
  14. My Right Hand
  15. The Bush Song
  16. Mystery of the Clitoris
  17. I Quit, You Fat Mother F$%cker

Songs about people[edit]

  1. I Fell Asleep on her Boobs
  2. Bald Guy
  3. Cell Phones
  4. Put Your Coat On
  5. Cover Bands
  6. Jennifer
  7. Porn Star
  8. Friends
  9. Hard To Stay
  10. Radical Muslim Penpal
  11. Sugar Momma
  12. The Masterpiece Part II (bonus)
  13. Superman Socks

Songs For Moms[edit]

  1. The Bush Song
  2. Spanglish
  3. Tru Gangster
  4. I Quit, You Fat Mother F$%cker
  5. My Right Hand
  6. If You Really Love Me
  7. Old and Fat Together
  8. Popsi
  9. Make Up Sex
  10. Smoke That Weed

Suburban Highschool[edit]

  1. White Trash Woman
  2. Suburban Highschool
  3. F**k Guitar Center
  4. Snufulupugus
  5. 50 Cent is a Pussy
  6. You Shouldn't Have Pissed Me Off
  7. STD Test
  8. It's Time to be Gay
  9. The Masterpiece
  10. Mystery of the C**t
  11. Dude, I'm So High


Year Title Role Notes
2010–present Epic Rap Battles of History various roles web series
2015 The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water Surfer Dude, Painty the Pirate


  1. ^ official website - Home. Nice Peter. Retrieved on 2011-10-23.
  2. ^ Shukoff's username on various platforms such as Discord.
  3. ^ Nicepeter's Channel. YouTube (2006-07-11). Retrieved on 2012-10-26.
  4. ^ "NicePeter - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 8 June 2016.
  5. ^ Nice Peter the King of Dot Com Comedy. Nice Peter's Facebook (2011-09-27). Retrieved on 2011-10-27.
  6. ^ "NicePeter - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 18 Feb 2019.
  7. ^ "ERB - YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 18 Feb 2019.
  8. ^ Mr. T Vs. Mr. Rogers Rap Battle (VIDEO). Huffingtonpost. 16 September 2011
  9. ^ The YouTube Laugh Factory: A Studio System for Viral Video. Wired (2011.12.16). Retrieved on 2012.01.30.
  10. ^ Epic Rap Battles of History: Talking Brash Wit With A YouTube Hit. Forbes (2011-10-26). Retrieved on 2011-10-27.
  11. ^ | about Archived 2012-03-01 at the Wayback Machine
  12. ^ Nice Peter sticks it to 50 Cent at the High Noon. Daily Page (2007-09-30). Retrieved on 2011-11-04
  13. ^ Shukoff, Peter (Apr 23, 2012). "Monday Shooooooooooooooo". YouTube.

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