Yakov Smirnoff
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Yakov Smirnoff

Birthday

: 24 January 1951

Age

: 69 years old

Sign

: Aquarius

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  • Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer
Born: 24 January 1951
How old is Yakov Smirnoff in 2020? / Age: 69 years
Zodiac sign: Aquarius


 Yakov Smirnoff facts


  • After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Smirnoff began performing as a stand-up comic
  • He reached his biggest success in the mid-to-late 1980s, appearing in several films and the television sitcom vehicle What a Country!
  • His comic persona was of a naive immigrant from the Soviet Union who was perpetually confused and delighted by life in the United States
  • His humor combined a mockery of life under Communism and of consumerism in the United States, as well as word play caused by misunderstanding of American phrases and culture, all punctuated by the catchphrase, "And I thought, 'What a country!'The collapse of Communism starting in 1989, and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, brought an end to Smirnoff's widespread popularity, although he continued to perform
  • In 1992, he bought his own theater in Branson, Missouri, where he performed his last show on December 3, 2015
  • In the late 1990s, prompted by his divorce, he retooled his stand-up act to focus on the differences between men and women, and on solving problems within relationships
  • Smirnoff now teaches a course titled "The Business of Laughter" at Missouri State University and at Drury University






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