About Yakov Smirnoff
Yakov Smirnoff first arrived in this country from Russia in 1977, with his parents and less than $100 in his pocket. He became an American citizen on July 4, 1986 when he was sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger at the Statue of Liberty. He has grown to become a respected comedic voice, cultural observer, command performer at the White House and family man. Since his rebirth in the United States, the comedian travels the world of comedy, maintains his topical edge and shares his insightful discoveries. ...View More
In 1993, Yakov opened his own 1,400-seat theatre in Branson, Missouri, where he has entertained over five million people. Now in its 11th year, the theatre is operated personally by Yakov and his staff, and the entire show and venue reflects this inspirational comedian''s unique insights into life, family, and these United States.