Yakov Smirnoff will Make America Laugh Again when he returns to the Branson stage in 2019! His hilarious take on all things American, and his humorously heartfelt observations on life and love, and the joys of navigating the ups and downs of both, have kept Yakov on our comic radar for years. We first fell in love with this charming Russian immigrant back in the 70s and 80s when he dominated television talk shows with his stand up comedy, and then stole the movie spotlight from huge artists like Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, and the late and much loved Richard Pryor and Robin Williams. His movie roles include Brewster’s Millions, Moscow on the Hudson, The Money Pit, and Heartburn -- on television, he had a recurring role on Night Court. His goal to become the ultimate U.S. citizen didn’t stop with his pledge, Yakov went on to get an impressive formal education, including a degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, and his doctorate degree in Psychology and Global Leadership from Pepperdine University. He’s made good use of that education teaching courses in Happiness and Laughter, and combining it with his natural wisdom and wit, and an uncanny knack for noticing all the little nuances of human behavior, to keep audiences in stitches around the world!
Additional Information/Helpful Hints
- Yakov - Make America Laugh Again will be at the Yakov Theatre, located at 470 MO Highway 248. You can easily see Yakov’s theatre from the main road into Branson - Highway 65.
- There is a large medical center construction project adjacent to the theater access road and parking lot - it does not interfere with parking or access to the theater. The project should be completed by October, 2018.
- Yakov will appear at 10:00 a.m. October through the first week of December on Tuesday through Saturday, at 2:00 p.m. on July 4 and 7, and on several Sundays from October through December, and at 8:00 p.m. on July 5, 6, and 10 through 13.
- The theatre has a spacious lobby with a concession area and gift shop.
After touring the world to share his thoughts on keeping relationships healthy through laughter, Yakov decided it was high time to return “home” -- high time to encourage folks to set their troubles aside for a bit -- high time to hightail it to Branson and Make America Laugh Again!