Thursday, May 2, 2013
Making it in America – Yakov Smirnoff
One of my favourite episodes over the years is the one when Yakov Smirnoff sat down with us in studio. He has such an interesting story: a small-time cruise ship entertainer defects from the former Soviet Union and makes it as a big star comedian in the United States of America. So many questions to ask (and I'm not sure I got to them all). This one aired in 2007. If you missed it, go back and check it out. It's still up there on iTunes or comedycouch.com. Meanwhile, here's a little video taster of it, with Yakov talking about his first jobs in America.