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Masha Tivyan

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Masha started doing stand-up in New York City in 2000. Upon moving to LA, she appeared in several bits on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn." Her five-minute short film "The Real Masha" was awarded the first place trophy at the "Drew Carey Short Film Festival" in 2003 and later went on to make "The Real Masha Returns." She also wrote an episode of “The Drew Carey Show” in its final season entitled "Baby Face". It was the highest rated program in Minsk. Masha later appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," again speaking Russian. She was a staff writer on Disney's “Phil of the Future,” starring Craig Anton as Phil’s lovable father. Masha has studied at the Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. She presented her story “My Priggish Arse” at Sit ‘n Spin at the Comedy Central Stage in October 2005.

Masha was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and grew up in Minnesota. She attended boarding school in Lugano, Switzerland, then later landed at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. After her freshman year, she transferred to Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, whereupon she graduated in December 1999. During her junior year, she spent the Spring semester interning at "The Late Show with David Letterman" and spent the Summer in a comedy writing class at NYU. Masha was an interviewer for Creature Comforts America (Aardman) on CBS.  She was also a semi-finalist in Comedy Central's "Open Mic Fight" in 2007.  She continues to perform stand-up in LA and NYC.

 

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