Smirnoff comes to Wickenburg

Ring in the new year with a few laughs at the Webb Center as comedy legend Yakov Smirnoff takes the stage on Saturday, Jan. 4.

After escaping communist Soviet Russia in the 1970s, he came to this country with nothing but a dream. His joyous view of life through the eyes of a poor immigrant captured the hearts of America.  He soared to the top of the comedy world performing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and countless other television programs, including as a regular character on Night Court and the star of his very own show, named after his famous catch-phrase, “What a Country!”  He branched out to the big screen where he starred in movies with Tom Hanks, Robin Williams, and Jack Nicholson to name a few.  Still, one of his favorite achievements is obtaining his American citizenship in front of the Statue of Liberty in 1986.  From his humble beginnings to living the American dream, Yakov has even performed for four U.S. Presidents and has been the main event for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Most recently, he earned a Doctorate Degree in Psychology and Global Leadership at Pepperdine University, graduating in May 2019.

Yakov’s clean comedic style shines as he relates hilarious tales about life in American. With the heart of dreamer, Yakov Smirnoff has made the impossible possible and continues to spread laughter with his message of love. Yakov will hit the Webb Center stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. a

Tickets start at $35 and are $5 for youth 18-and-under.

All tickets to the Webb Center’s 2019-20 Season are now on sale. Call the Webb Center Box Office at (928) 684-6624 or go online to for a full schedule of events and to watch video previews.     

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