Sofiya is a writer and comedian who grew up in Odessa, Ukraine, and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 11. You might have seen her on Comedy Central’s This Is Not Happening talking about her grandpa’s dick surgery while using some colorful Russian. Sofiya’s written on Amazon’s Danger & Eggs, an Emmy-winning animated series starring SNL’s Aidy Bryant. She’s been featured as a standup at Limestone, Laughing Skull, Women in Comedy, Out of Bounds, and many other comedy festivals. She tours all over the US performing standup and has opened for Beth Stelling, Emily Heller, and Nicole Byer. Her first album Father’s Day comes out this spring.
Sofiya was named one of The Fifty Funniest Women on Twitter by Playboy and one of 18 Funny Women You Should Be Following by Huffington Post. Her tweets regularly appear on Mandatory, Buzzfeed, Splitsider, Funny or Die, and HuffPo. Her mystery-lineup comedy variety show SURPRISE! was featured in LAist, LA Weekly, The Los Angeles Review of Books, OneThingLA, and WeLikeLA.
She currently co-hosts two podcasts – 420 Day Fiance, a half-gameshow/ half-recap of the show 90 Day Fiance for iHeart Radio, and Private Parts Unknown, a comedy-travel podcast that uncovers stories about love and sexuality around the world. Her advice on sex and travel has been featured in Men’s Health, The Strategist, Betches.com and anywhere men need help fingering.
AND she beat breast cancer, but if cancer is listening, THIS IS NOT A CHALLENGE.