Friday, January 20, 2012

Question 161

Yakov Naumovich Pokhi , better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Ukranian born American comedian, painter and teacher. He was popular in the 1980s for comedy performances in which he used irony and word play to contrast life under the Communist regime in his native Soviet Union with life in the United States, delivered in heavily accented English. He has a theatre in Branson, Missouri, where he performs year-round. Smirnoff is also a professor at Missouri State University and Drury University where he teaches "The Business of Laughter."

The question : What extremely popular kind of joke was created by this guy?

Answer : Russian Reversal or 'In Soviet Russia X Y's you'


VK Handa said...

“In Soviet Russia” or “the Russian Reversal”

indian said...

America - what a country & Russian Reversal or In Soviet Russia.

Gowrisankar said...

Russian Reversal