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Bringing Laughter Back with Yakov Smirnoff

Soviet-born American comedian Yakov Smirnoff shares why laughter is essential to your well-being and shares some of his well-known humor.


Yakov Smirnoff is a Soviet-born American comedian, actor and writer. After emigrating to the United States in 1977, Yakov began performing as a stand-up comic. He reached his biggest success in the mid-to-late 1980s, appearing in several films and the television sitcom vehicle What a Country!. He has received a Masters of Applied Positive Psychology at UPenn and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Pepperdine University in Psychology. 

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • Why laughter really is the best medicine
  • Warning signs your relationship may be in trouble
  • Why laughter is essential to the well-being of a relationship

Links and resources mentioned in this episode:

  • Learn more about Yakov and see his tour schedule at Yakov.com
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