Yakov Smirnoff Quotes

Who is Yakov Smirnoff?

Yakov Naumovich Pokhis, better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Ukrainian-American comedian, actor and writer.

Born January 24, 1951

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Best 9 Quotes by Yakov Smirnoff

“Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment is seven years in prison, locked up with other men. There is a three-year waiting list.”

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“I found out that when you get married the man becomes the head of the house. And the woman becomes the neck, and she turns the head any way she wants to.”

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“I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing – like showering.”

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“I told a friend I was getting married, and he said, “Have you picked a date yet?” I said, “Wow, you can bring a date to your own wedding? What a country!”

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“I was eating a lot of frozen TV dinners when I realized they would probably taste better if they were warm.”

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“If love is the treasure, laughter is the key.”

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“In America, you can always find a party. In Soviet Russia, The Party can always find you!”

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“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”

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“We have a saying in Russia: “Women are like buses.” That’s it.”

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