Communication Creates Community:

    Yakov Smirnoff – Comedian/Professor

    Groundbreaking comedian Yakov Smirnoff has an incredible life story – one filled with much struggle and triumph, motivated by an unending curiosity and joyful worldview.

    In this Legacy Series Interview, Lisa Haisha discusses Yakov’s early years, his rise to fame as one of the top comedians in the world, and his second career rebirth as a professor at Missouri State University and Drury University where he teaches about relationships. Based on his one man show “Happily Ever Laughter,” you can also catch Yakov on the PBS special of the same name.

    To learn more information about Yakov Smirnoff, visit his site:



    2 Responses

    1. What a wonderful interview! Yakov is not only very talented but I find he cares for humanity. His passion in “happily ever laughter” is genius! I love what he shares. He and Bruce Lipton need to hang together!
      Thank you for the interview!

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