MISF Performer Igor Meerson

Photo by George Zhuk

MISF Shorts: Saturday, October 10, 2020
12:00 – 1:15pm PT

Igor Meerson. Your Favorite Russian.

Written and Performed by Igor Meerson

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Igor Meerson is a Russian stand-up comedian based in Saint-Petersburg (Russia). He travels…OK – he traveled with his comedy all around the World being “Russia’s funniest export” (the Daily Beast).  Igor ruins the stereotypes about Russia and discovers stereotypes about the US and the West, telling us about his childhood in the Soviet Union, life in modern Russia and internationally. Don’t miss the chance to see the Yuri Gagarin of Russian Comedy!

About the Artist

Igor Meerson is one of the pioneers of the Stand-Up Comedy genre in Russia. 

One of the “9 main comedians of Russia” list (Time-Out)

One of the “5 new faces of Russian humor” list (GQ)

“His humor is both acute and delicate. That is why his show is well received both by young fans of Stand-Up and by their grandmothers “(Cosmopolitan)

“An international face of a Russian humour” (Sobaka.ru)

TV profile: resident of Comedy Club (TNT), participant of the Leningrad Stand-Up Club (STS), participant of “Around the Laughter” show (Channel 1). TV-radio presenter. A scriptwriter of the Russian bestselling films: “Firs,” “Fir-trees2,” “Fir-trees3,” “Firs, 1914” “Ghost,” “Jungle,” “Classmates.ru,” and animated film “Wolves and Sheep.”

Igor Meerson is the only Russian comedian who successfully performs on the English-language scene: Fringe (Edinburgh), Cat Laughs Festival (Ireland), Montreux Comedy Festival (Switzerland), Turku Comedy Festival (Finland), Melbourne Comedy Festival (Australia), Panc Comedy Festival (Slovenia), Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (South Africa) . He performs around the world: from the USA to Thailand, from Israel to Estonia.

Heard on:
BBC4  “Welcome to wherever you are”
BBC5  “From A to Tzar”
BBC World service “Art hour on tour”

Igor was elected to be an Ambassador of the World Biggest Comedy Contest “Jokenation” for the territory of Continental Europe and Russia


As recommended by the performer
Age recommendation: 14+
Trigger Warnings: No
Run time: 30 minutes