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Yakov Smirnoff keeps fighting the Cold War at ACME Comedy Theater
Yakov Smirnoff keeps fighting the Cold War at ACME Comedy Theater

Our Comedy Radar is going off because … Who: Russian comedian Yakov Smirnoff. What: His one man show, “Happily Ever Laughter,” has been extended through Sept. 28 at the ACME Comedy Theater in Hollywood.  The Punchline: Forget Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan -- or any other political superpowers of the 1980s, for that matter. Comedian Yakov Smirnoff says his '80s-era “sidesplitting stand-up” was partly responsible for ending the Cold War. He’s not joking. CHEAT SHEET: Fall arts preview Smirnoff met Ronald and Nancy Reagan at a dinner party in Washington in the mid-1980s. He was eventually brought on by then-speech writer, now-U.S....

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