“When people hear I’m Russian, they always assume I’m either in the Mafia or good at math. Unfortunately, I’m just a hooker.”
So begins another boisterous set by breakout comedian Vicky Kuperman— Moscow-born Boston native, New York City rat-packer and recently named “one of 12 new comedians to watch” on The Huffington Post.
A graduate of Emerson College, Vicky first stepped up to the microphone at the legendary Caroline’s Comedy Club in Manhattan. Since then, she has been blazing a comic trail in small clubs and large theatres across the country, delighting crowds with her edgy and irreverent commentary about her Russian roots (“How did I get from Russia to America? A bald man found me on the Internet”), the self-discovery of world travel (“I went to Europe to find myself…and found out I’m a bitch”)—and, of course, the ongoing headache of coping with family (“I don’t want children based on a traumatic experience I had once: childhood.”).
Alternately described as “fierce,” “fearless” and “ferociously funny,” Vicky has opened for, among others, Gilbert Gottfried and Tommy Davidson; and has performed at countless festivals nationwide, including the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in New York; the Trial By Laughter Festival in Indiana; the She-Devil Festival in Long Island City; The Women In Comedy Festival in Boston; and the renowned Boston Comedy Festival (where, in 2012, she was a finalist—one of only four women to have reached that round in the festival’s 13-year history).
In December of 2012, Comedy Legend David Brenner featured Vicky in his “What’s So Funny” showcase in Long Island, New York, where he presented five new young comedians to a packed theater of 500 people. The evening was taped and is currently being packaged to pitch to cable TV.
When she is not performing live, Vicky is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, where her columns skewer the absurdities of everything from weddings to work to politics. In 2009, she and fellow comedian Kendra Cunningham founded Malarkey Pictures, for which they write, direct and star in short films that appear across the Internet, notably on Funny or Die. Their film LonelyGirl48 was named Best Comedic Short at the Boston Comedy Festival in 2010, and Best Short Film at the 2011 Palm Beach Women’s Festival. More of their films have been screened at the St. Louis and Boston film festivals.
In 2012, she launched her own line of e-greetings with “Off the Boat Greetings.”
City Steam, Hartford – Brokerage, Long Island – Gotham, NYC – American Theater, Charleston
Nick’s Comedy Stop, Boston – Rainbow Mountain Resort, PA – Morty’s Comedy Joint, IN
Laughing Devil, Long Island City – Broadway Comedy Club, NYC – Bananas, NY
Mill Casino, OR – Joker’s Casino, WA – Triad Theater, NYC – Deer Head Inn, PA
Country Clubs – Temples – Corporate Functions – Fundraisers – Firehouses – Private Events
Boston Comedy Festival 2013 – North Carolina Comedy Arts Fest 2013 – Charleston Comedy Fest 2013 – Boston Comedy Fest Finalist 2012
Last Comix Standing Foxwoods 2012 – She-Devil Fest 2012 – Laughing Skull Fest 2012
Women In Comedy Festival 2012 & 2011 – Laughing Skull Festival 2010 – Trial By Laughter 2010