I’ve heard that Russians are good at holding their liquor but I’ve never heard that they have a knack for instilling fear in people.
Comedian Dan Soder thinks that Russians are scary, so scary that he would rather stay lost than ask for directions. Hilariously enough, Soder’s fear has brought him a new revelation: If he’s ever in a sticky situation, he’ll pretend to be Russian to scare people off. This is a fool proof plan, because everyone is afraid of Russians…right?
Maybe not. I’m not sure pretending to be Russian will prevent you from getting mugged or roughed up, but maybe it will work for Soder. He does have the Russian accent down pat.
My favourite part of this act is when he tries to explain how the whole scenario would play out if two guys came up to him and he pretended to be Russian to avoid conflict:
“Yo man, you know what neighbourhood your in?”
(Cue spot on Russian accent)”You think this bad neighbourhood?”
I think his next stand up act should just be him speaking in a Russian accent. I could see it now. ”I am funny… yes?”
WATCH SODER’S STAND UP HERE: