THIS IS AN AUTHENTICALLY AUTOGRAPHED PHOTO BY YAKOV SMIRNOFF..
THIS IS A 5 INCH BY 7 INCH BLACK AND WHITE PHOTO SIGNED BY YAKOV SMIRNOFF. CONDITION OF THE PHOTO AND AUTOGRAPH IS VERY GOOD.
Yakov Naumovich Pokhis (Russian: Яков Наумович Похис; born January 24, 1951), better known as Yakov Smirnoff, is a Ukrainian-born American comedian, painter and Psychology professor. He was popular in the 1980's 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. Yakov has a theatre in Branson, MO, where he performs year-round. Yakov is also a professor at Missouri State and Drury universities where he teaches The Business of Laughter.