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Vicky Kuperman
“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 a regular fixture on the national stand-up comedy circuit.

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.

She has been featured on The Maxim Comedy Showcase, on NickMom TV, Sirius Satellite Radio & Comcast.

In 2012, she launched her own line of e-greetings with Off the Boat Greetings.

She just published her first book "The Russian Drop", currently available on and

Her favorite comedians include Patton Oswalt, Wendy Liebman, Kelly MacFarland, Jeff Caldwell, Keith Anthony, Bill Burr and Sherry Davey.

Entries by Vicky Kuperman

Lasagna and Me: We're Not Meant to Be

(1) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 10:33 AM

It was a crisp Saturday morning in March of 2013, and as I opened my eyes, I said to myself, "Today is the day I am going to make a lasagna." I should have known at this moment that the day would melt into a disaster area, but I was...

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Top 10 Things People Have Said to Me Right Before My Comedy Shows

(2) Comments | Posted June 21, 2013 | 3:04 PM

An acquaintance was recently drilling me on whether I knew a headhunter who specialized in Html coding. Not only was I not listening, but I wasn't even looking at him. I was more, how shall I say, staring past him pretending he didn't exist. Why? Oh, that. Well, that was...

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The Five Worst Comedy Shows I've Ever Done (And That Have Done Me)

(3) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 5:17 PM

"Comedy Ain't Pretty" a wise woman once said.

Why wasn't I raised to listen to wise women?

Here are the top five worst experiences I've ever had on stage. Ever. Let's start with the fifth least painful and get more painful as the list goes on:


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Could This Woman Be the Next President of Afghanistan?

(12) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 7:50 AM

A few weeks ago, Jon Stewart interviewed a politician and author on his show named Fawzia Koofi. At first introduction, it all seemed like a signature Daily Show episode. But it wasn't like any episode I've seen before -- and not just because of the subject, who came...

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WATCH: Infomercial Parody

(0) Comments | Posted November 27, 2012 | 2:18 PM

Don't you wish sometimes you could read minds? Now, with the Mind Reader 3D Glasses, you can!
Find out what your boyfriend is really thinking, what that guy at the party wants from you or why your dog has been depressed!

Newest Sketch by Vicky Kuperman &...

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A Mysterious Piece Of Mail Sparks Old Memories

(5) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Recently, I opened my mailbox (my tactile one) and found an envelope with my name on it. I recognized the handwriting immediately and couldn't help but smile as I opened the letter, which, by the way, had no return address.

This is what was inside:

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Feel Guilty About Quitting Your Job? Why Too Much Notice Might Be a Bad Idea

(0) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 12:09 PM

On Season 5, Episode 8 of Mad Men, Megan, Don Draper's second wife, tells Don that she wants to leave Sterling Cooper Draper Price to go back to her real passion -- acting. She offers to give formal notice and even train her replacement. Don responds coolly telling...

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I'll Take My Eggs Over, Please! A Woman's Confession About Children

(376) Comments | Posted April 27, 2012 | 12:57 PM

Some people like their eggs over easy. I prefer mine... over. No, really. Sometimes I feel like I'm the only woman in her early 30s in New York City focusing on a job, passion, friends, volunteer work and travel without one tiny thing on that checklist currently marked as "to...

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Don't Think of a Baby! Reframing the Birth Control Debate

(70) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 5:17 PM

This year has been a politically volatile one as far as women's rights are concerned. From Susan G. Komen's funding faceoff with Planned Parenthood, to Rush Limbaugh's over-the-line (even for him) assault on Sandra Fluke, to this week's RNC Chairman Reince Priebus shocking comparison of the...

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