Bruce Smirnoff

Horrifically funny! There's nothing as entertaining as someone else's misery. The theme being Smirnoff's dogged, almost pathetic determination to hang in despite a rich career at failure.


A comic who worries about everything? You’re kidding right?  Not when you’re dealing with Bruce Smirnoff.  On stage, Bruce has a way of pulling people from all walks of life into his world where anyone can relate to his trials and tribulations.  His stage persona is a cross between Woody Allen and Rodney Dangerfield, combining thirty-one years of writing and performance.

Seated on a stool, Smirnoff’s cordial manner engaging members of the audience, speaking to them as if they were still in his living room, is pleasant and unforced! His delivery is as smooth as fresh cream and in between the one-liners are lessons about grit and determination that are painful, perceptive and poignant!  Smirnoff’s trademark vocal tone when delivering his punch lines is often mimicked off stage by many of todays top comedians.

Born in Bridgeport CT in 1956 he was attracted to comedy at the young age of eight.  While attending film school at Boston University in the mid seventies, Bruce honed his act
during summer breaks and soon meet his mentor and comic great Jackie Mason.  After graduation, Bruce landed in Los Angeles and began performing on the comic circuit from
Maine to Alaska, appearing on two dozen national television programs.  His one-man act was a huge success!

As an opening act Bruce has had the thrill and honor of opening for stars like The Righteous Brothers, Peter Nero, Julio Iglesias and Andrew Dice Clay.


Bruce Smirnoff