Friday, April 01, 2005

Friday Night Standup - Yakov Smirnoff

  • Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with the other men. There is a three year waiting list.
  • In America you can always find a party. In Russia the party always finds you.
  • In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.
  • In Russia, if a male athlete loses he becomes a female athelete.
  • Many people are surprised to hear that we have comedians in Russia, but they are there. They are dead, but they are there.
Yakov Smirnoff website


Libercontrarian said...

I miss Yakov Smirnov. He did some really practical, dry humor at the great expense of the giant, mindless Soviet Automata.

There's still plenty of material for Mr. Smirnov to work with, although the risks are no less severe.

Laurie said...

He was great!

Laurie said...

By the way, he evidently is still great and playing in Branson, Missouri. I'm trying to put a link to his website on this post but Blogger is giving me hell this morning.

Brian said...

Haven't heard anything about ol' Yakov in years... glad to hear he's still kicking!

Laurie said...

I've never had any desire to go to Branson but it might be worth a trip to see Yakov.