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Nice Peter

Nice Peter as himself
Character information
Birth name Peter Alexis Shukoff
Nickname(s) Nice Peter
Born August 15, 1979 (age 44)
Rochester, New York
YouTube Channel Nice Peter
nicepetertoo (now combined with Nice Peter)
Physical description
Hair Bald (formerly Brown)
Eyes Blue
Based on
Rap battle information
Appeared in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2
Release date November 18, 2011 (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD)
January 9, 2017 (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2)
Votes on website 58% (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD) (Old poll from ERB Website)
N/A (Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2)
Location(s) Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD:
A blue background
A mountain top
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2:
The ERB Studio
The Atlanta Outskirts
A teal old-fashioned flower pattern
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
Sesame Street
The Joy of Painting
Dark blue clouds
A black hole
Computer Command Prompt
A triangle-formed space construction
The Great Hall
A black background
Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD (on YouTube)
News information
Hosted Season 1
Release date March 19, 2011
Dis Raps for Hire
Appeared in This Guy
As Himself
Darth Vader (cameo)
Cameo appearance

Nice Peter as himself
Cameo information
Appeared in King Henry VIII vs Hillary Clinton
Jeff Bezos vs Mansa Musa
During King Henry VIII's first verse
Mansa Musa's second verse
Location(s) Tudor emblems
The National Enquirer
I'm trying to make art, mother fucker!
— Nice Peter

Nice Peter portrayed many characters in Epic Rap Battles of History. He battled EpicLLOYD in Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD and Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2. He also made a brief cameo appearance as himself in Jeff Bezos vs Mansa Musa as well as the unreleased King Henry VIII vs Hillary Clinton as himself getting his head chopped off. Nice Peter also hosted one ERB News, and he appeared as a guest rapper and made a cameo appearance as Darth Vader in the Dis Raps For Hire episode "This Guy".

Information on the actor/rapper

Peter Alexis Shukoff, more commonly known by his stage name, Nice Peter, was born on August 15th, 1979, in Rochester, New York to a Russian father and an American mother. As a child, he Irish danced in school. Peter graduated from the School of Arts in Rochester in 1997 and attended SUNY Fredonia. He later moved to Chicago where he met EpicLLOYD. He is the co-writer and creator of Epic Rap Battles of History, along with EpicLLOYD. He has been in the majority of the videos, but doesn't have a speaking part in all of them, often making brief cameo appearances. Peter hosts the popular Monday Show, in which he may reveal hints regarding future battles, open Viewer Mail, give updates on Picture Songs (another series he created), sing, and generally talk about his week. As said in his video, "Mondays and a Killer Queen Cover", he got his name from an 80's rapper named Prime Minister Pete Nice, but it is often associated with him seldom being seen without a smile outside of the ERB videos.[1] On December 21st, 2017, Peter announced in a video discussing the series' hiatus that he would be having a baby girl, due in April 2018.[2] The month before their daughter was due, Peter and the baby's mother were married.[3] He later announced that his second child, a boy, would be born in March 2020.[4] As of October 30th, 2013, he has become a user on this Wiki. His account can be found here. Furthermore, his website can be found here and his YouTube account can be found here.



Season 1:

  • John Lennon¹ ³
  • Abe Lincoln¹ ³
  • Hulk Hogan¹ ³
  • Ludwig van Beethoven¹ ³
  • Stephen Hawking¹ ³
  • The Cat in the Hat¹ ³
  • Master Chief¹
  • Luigi¹

Season 2:


Season 3:


Season 4:


Season 5:

  • Hulk Hogan¹ ³
  • Rasputin¹ ³
  • Vladimir Lenin¹ ³
  • Vladimir Putin¹ ³
  • Batman¹ ³
  • George Washington¹ ³
  • Thomas Jefferson¹ ³
  • Abe Lincoln¹

Season 6:


Season 7:


Bonus battles:




  • Himself¹ (cameo)

Flash in the Pan Hip Hop Conflicts of Nowadays:

Live performances:

ERB News:

Dis Raps For Hire

Season 2:

  • Himself
  • Darth Vader³ (cameo)

¹ Denotes non-speaking part.

² Denotes voice only.

³ Archived/reused footage of former/upcoming battles.

¤ Denotes upcoming rap battle.

Appearance in the rap battle (cameo)

King Henry VIII vs Hillary Clinton:

Peter's head was chopped off by an executioner during King Henry VIII's line, "I tend to have separation issues with women."

Jeff Bezos vs Mansa Musa:

A younger Peter appeared on a parody of the National Enquirer during Mansa Musa's second verse second verse when he says, "David Pecker picked a pack of your peter pics!" This is a pun on his name since his image is the "peter pic."


Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD:

Verse 1:

The battles were your idea to start with. That's no lie,

But I'm the one who had the brains to let a midget play the bad guys!

Look at you, or let me just tell you what I see:

You're a short little sidekick. I'll call you Mini-Me!

I drew a mustache on your face, and you played a mean Hitler.

Take the moustache away, you look more like Bette Midler!

You big-toothed, chompy-faced, horse-looking prick!

You and Bill O'Reilly can both suck my dick!

Verse 2:

I wrote your best verses for you; let you scream on the chorus!

You've got as much music talent as Chuck fucking Norris!

Verse 3:

You look like a thumb! Where'd you even come from?

It's like I'm battle rapping a fat version of Gollum!

Verse 4:

Man, you don't even have to say that kind of shit.

Fuck the rap battles and you. I quit!

Nice Peter vs EpicLLOYD 2:

[Note: Nice Peter is in blue, while EpicLLOYD and Allrounda beats are in regular text.]


Hey, can you put that little, uh, thing back down in there?

No, no, no, the one below it.

You're just a little up in my face right now.

Oh, I'm sorry. Am I being annoying?

'Cause you said we'd be done at 10, and it's 4 in the morning.

Look, I don't know how to say this.

You know what, fuck it. Let me just fucking say it.

Verse 1:

I'm fucking burnt out, man! It's been six years every day

That I wake up and come to work to look at your hungover face!

I need some personal space to get away from your screaming,

But every time I turn my back, mother fucker, you start scheming

To take over control of some shit I'm already doing just fine!

We'd have more subs than PewDiePie if you didn't fight me every time

I try to take our little baby in a creative direction!

I'm trying to make art, mother fucker! You're trying to find a rhyme for erection!

I'm sorry, man! No, I'm fucking not! Fuck you!

You're second class! That's why I let you run ERB2!

You're so afraid to lose, but losing's all you do,

And tonight, I'm not quitting the battles! Bitch, I'm quitting you!

Verse 2:

And doink! Nice punchline, bro.

Your jokes haven't grown since you told them in a lunch line, bro!

You're an eight-year-old boy stuck inside a whatever-year-old man!

(Argh!) Look at me! I'm EpicLLOYD! Check me out! I can

Rap about my problems instead of solving them!

If you wanna heal, you gotta deal with your issues 'cause a bottle's not stopping them!

Verse 3:

Yo, don't try to paint me as some compulsive little jerk!

If you weren't so cheap, we could hire some editors that do good work!

Who do you think just— Oh, that's real funny, Andrew!

Aww, c'mon! Now what the fuck did I do?


Allrounda Beats. What?

Who the fuck left the tag in?



Thanks. Yeah.

Hey, Allrounda. Can you put the—

Yeah, and the little, uh, nice.

We cool, guys?

Verse 4:

Yo, I guess what I'm saying, man,

Is that I'm running out of patience, man!

I'm a patient man,

But sometimes you need to be a patient, man!

I got the same shit that I was dealing with at the very beginning!

I'm trying to get somewhere with it, man, but all your bitching is keeping my wheels spinning!


That was weird. Yup.

I'm sorry about some of the things that I said.

I'm sorry about the way you played Batman.

I think I just need a break. Yeah, me too.

You wanna write a song? Yeah, dude!

Awards and nominations

Nice Peter 3rd Steamy Awards

Nice Peter attending the 2013 Streamy Awards.

Awards and Nominations for Peter Shukoff
Year Award Show Category Result Recipient(s)
2013 3rd Streamy Awards Best Writing: Comedy Nominated Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahlquist
Best Online Musician Nominated Peter Shukoff
Best Original Song Won Steve Jobs vs Bill Gates
1st YouTube Music Awards Video of the Year Nominated Barack Obama vs Mitt Romney
Artist of the Year Nominated Peter Shukoff, Lloyd Ahquist
2014 4th Streamy Awards
Best Editing Nominated Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Daniel Turcan, and Nice Peter
Best Collaboration Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, and Snoop Dogg
Best Writing Won Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
Best Music Video Won Goku vs Superman
2015 5th Streamy Awards
Best Editing Won Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Daniel Turcan, and Peter Shukoff
Best Collaboration Won Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Grace Helbig, and Hannah Hart
Best Writing Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2016 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Short Form Variety Series Nominated Epic Rap Battles of History
6th Streamy Awards
Best Collaboration Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Meghan Tonjes, Mike Betette, and Zach Sherwin
Best Editing Nominated Nice Peter, Andrew Sherman, Ryan Moulton, Josh Best, and Javi Sánchez-Blanco
Best Writing Nominated EpicLLOYD, Nice Peter, Zach Sherwin, Dante Cimadamore, and Mike Betette
2019 9th Streamy Awards Best Writing Nominated Nice Peter, EpicLLOYD, Zach Sherwin



Epic Rap Battles of History News and Contest

Nice Peter hosting an ERB News

  • Thus far, Nice Peter does not have a rapping role in fourteen battles.
  • As shown in the "Nice Peter's Favorite Rap Battle. s." video, his favorite battles in ascending order are Rick Grimes vs Walter White, Darth Vader vs Hitler, Albert Einstein vs Stephen Hawking, Theodore Roosevelt vs Winston Churchill, and Eastern Philosophers vs Western Philosophers.[5]
  • So far, he has portrayed a third-party rapper in every battle featuring one, apart from Ghostbusters vs Mythbusters, Jim Henson vs Stan LeeJames Bond vs Austin Powers, and Ronald McDonald vs The Burger King.
    • Furthermore, he has always portrayed the rapper who is either backing up, or is backed up by another rapper.
  • He hosted an ERB News as himself.
  • He was featured in an Annoying Orange video, "Epic Rap Battles Of Kitchenry," playing EM&EM (spoof of Eminem), against the YouTube sensation, Annoying Orange (portrayed by Dane Boedigheimer, also known as Daneboe).[6]
  • He has been featured in Alex Farnham's video, "Jack Sparrow's RAP feat. NicePeter - MOCKSTARS," rapping as a pirate.[7]
  • He has made a cameo in a Bart Baker parody of "I'm Sexy and I Know It," "I'm Sexy and I'm Homeless."
  • In a Rhett & Link video, "Epic Rap Battle of Manliness," Peter makes a cameo appearance as a jogger, alongside Lloyd.[8]
  • In a Q&A video with Nice Peter and EpicLLOYD, he reveals that his favorite character to portray was Ludwig van Beethoven.[9]
    • On the ERB Forums, Peter said that the most uncomfortable character to portray was Dumbledore, which later changed to Michael Jackson, as stated in an interview with Tom Green; and, his second favorite character to portray was the Cat in the Hat.
  • He has portrayed the most characters to die in battle, so far at five.
  • His father is Russian.
  • Until mid-2012, he had brown hair. However, due to balding and his portrayal of Steve Jobs, he shaved his hair off and is currently bald.
  • All Season 1 battles are on his YouTube channel. The ERB Channel has all later battles, beginning with Season 2.
  • Him and Lloyd have guest starred in "What Does 2013 Say?" and "YouTube Rewind: Turn Down for 2014."[10][11]
  • Him and Lloyd guest star in The Fine Brothers series, YouTubers React.
  • He had the opening verse in all three royales.
    • Additionally, he also had the ending verse in the earlier two.
  • Before he started his own channel, Nice Peter was a ghostwriter for YouTubers who did parodies.
  • His original channel was taken by a fan of Nice Peter's before he emailed the fan to get the account.
  • His name was going to be Nice Pete, after someone reversed his previous nickname Pete Nice, but nicepete.com was already taken, so he added the r to make it Nice Peter.
  • He has stated he might retire from Epic Rap Battles of History in order to raise a family.
  • He was featured in editor Javi Sánchez-Blanco's YouTube video, titled "Cristiano Ronaldo vs Leo Messi - Spanish Rap Battle",[12] in which he portrayed Luis Enrique, the then manager of Messi's team, FC Barcelona, and current manager of the Spanish national team.
  • Along with Lloyd, he made a cameo appearance in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, as well as writing a rap battle for before the end credits.
  • He was featured in Dan Bull and Stupendium’s YouTube videos of a rap battle between Minecraft and LEGO as the rap chorus in both videos.[13][14]


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