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May 17, 2022

Day 168 - Ukranian Comedian Sviat Zagaikevich

As comedians we’re constantly talking about or being talked about - the balls it takes for anyone to get on a stage alone for a given amount of time and try to make an audience laugh. But in Ukrainian comedian Sviat Zagaikevich’s case he and his fellow c...


As comedians we’re constantly talking about or being talked about - the balls it takes for anyone to get on a stage alone for a given amount of time and try to make an audience laugh. But in Ukrainian comedian Sviat Zagaikevich’s case he and his fellow comics have set the bar impossibly high by performing stand-up comedy in a bomb shelter while Russians invade and the ever looming presence of Nuclear war could take them out in an instant.

It’s a far cry from being heckled on stage. Or as of recently getting slapped at the Oscar’s and tackled at the Hollywood bowl. All that aside getting to speak to Sviat was a blast and inspiring. His humanity shines through when he talked about everyone having to play a part in this current war and he knows where he and his friends stand. Up against a brick wall, mic in hand, making people laugh while all hell breaks loose. Enjoy this one guys. I definitely did.

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Sviat Zagaikevich

Comedian

Sviat Zagaikevich is a stand-up comic from the Ukraine who started a comedy club in a bomb shelter during the Russian invasion. He is also managing and producing specials out of those shelters with his comedian brothers and sisters who have chosen laughter over violence during an extremely volatile time in their lives.