Yevgeny Petrosyan

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  • Name: Evgeny Petrosyan ( Eugene Petrosyants )
  • Date of birth: 16 September 1945
  • Age: 71
  • Place of birth: Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Height: 168
  • Activity: comedian, TV presenter, people’s artist of the RSFSR
  • Marital status: married with Elena Stepanenko

    Evgeny Petrosyan: biography

    Petrosyan Evgeny vaganovich was born 16 September 1945, the year in Azerbaijan SSR in Baku. His father was Armenian Vahan M. Petrosyants (later, the comedian shortened name for the more euphonious), and mother – housewife Bella G. Jewish origin. Children, future comedian held in Baku.

    Yevgeny Petrosyan in childhood
    Yevgeny Petrosyan in childhood | VeV

    As has been noted Evgeny Petrosyan, his parents had not the slightest relation to art. The father was a respected teacher, working at the Azerbaijan pedagogical Institute and deservedly bore the nickname of «walking encyclopedia». The mother was more involved in the housework, but was also a man of science: G. bell received the highest education for chemical engineers (at the time she attended the Vahan M.).

    When Petrosian was about 7-8 years old, an older cousin took him to a local Comedy concert. A boy born in the postwar years and got used to the atmosphere of grief and despair, struck extremely joyful, cheerful faces of the audience. He realized that and he wants to be the one to bring a smile to people’s faces.

    Yevgeny Petrosyan in childhood
    Yevgeny Petrosyan in his childhood with his mother | Wday

    To realize this vision Yevgeny vaganovich decided to move systematically. Parents are not very happy when the son told them that he was going to become an artist, however, interfere with his attempts to achieve success in this field did not.

    With twelve years Petrosyan did everything to prove his acting talent: he has participated in the puppet theatre and the national theatre, led a solo conference, read humorous pieces, played scenes from operettas. At the age of fifteen, the artist even went on their first tour of the club sailors.

    Moving to Moscow

    In 1961, the year Eugene decided on even more radical step: the desire to become an actor he moved to Moscow. In the capital of the young Petrosyan has successfully entered the all-Russian creative workshop of variety art, studying acting under the guidance of A. Alekseev and Rina Green. Already in 1962 year, the future known to the Union comedian he began his first performance on stage.

    In the period from 1964 to 1969 the years the actor was on the post entertainer, working in the Public orchestra of the RSFSR. Direct supervisor of a young comedian was the famous Leonid Utesov. From 1969 to 1989-th years Yevgeny vaganovich worked in the Mosconcert.

    Yevgeny Petrosyan in his youth
    Yevgeny Petrosyan in youth | Magicforum

    Gradually, the artist has acquired a certain authority, and in 1970, the year he received a worthy title of the winner of the fourth all-Union competition entertainers. In an effort to develop their skills in 1985 year, Petrosyan graduated from GITIS, selecting a specialty artistic Director. In 1985, the year he received the title «Honored artist of the RSFSR» in 1991, the year his status had risen to «the people’s artist of the RSFSR», and in 1995-m to year Yevgeny Vaganovich awarded the order of Honour for services to the country and fruitful activity in the field of culture and art.

    A career

    To his personal success on stage and television comedian as close in the 70-ies of the last century. So, in 1973-m to year together with Semenovym and Pisarenko Petrosyan has created his own program, called «Three men came on stage».

    Two years later, Eugene went ahead and began to put their performances at the Moscow variety theatre. Thanks to him, came the production of «Monologues», «How are you?», «A kind word and a cat is nice», «we’re all Fools», «When finances sing romances», «family happiness» and many others.

    The young Yevgeny Petrosyan on stage
    The young Yevgeny Petrosyan on stage | Anons

    In his productions Petrosyan often plays a major role. As the play as a whole, and speeches of Eugene Vaganovich in Soviet times was very popular (however, the comedian still plays to full houses).

    Satires, small sketches, music parodies, SideShow, vaudeville clowning, and other kinds of humorous performances Petrosian had to taste the wide audiences and has received positive reviews in the press.

    In 1979, the year the comedian decided to create a Theatre of variety miniatures Petrosian. When it was formed by the Centre of variety of humor, in which the artist has gathered unique and rare materials concerning the history of the stage during the 19-20 centuries. It is extant posters, photographs, magazines and more.

    Yevgeny Petrosyan on stage
    Yevgeny Petrosyan on stage | White-tube

    In the period from 1987 to 2000 Yevgeny Petrosyan worked in the program «Sold out.» In 1988, the year the comic was promoted to artistic Director and lead artist concert of the Moscow ensemble of variety miniatures. From 1994 to 2004, the first years, the comedian led the author’s program «Smehopanorama», the symbol of which is a clay clown, Petrosian purchased in Germany in 1995-m to year.

    Yevgeny Petrosyan in the show
    Yevgeny Petrosyan show «Smehopanorama» | KudaGo

    Eugene vaganovich known for a humorous theatre «Krivoye Zerkalo», which he directed and in which often played leading roles. Performances of the theatre was broadcast from 2003 to 2014 years. Participation in them also took Karen Avanesyan Igor Khristenko, Alexander Morozov, Mikhail Smirnov, and many other top comedians.

    Yevgeny Petrosyan today

    Currently, despite his advanced age, Yevgeny Petrosyan continues to develop his artistic career. He is actively developing new technologies, and even started her own account in Instagram gathered more than twenty thousand subscribers.

    However, the Internet humorist known as the progenitor of the meme, which means unfunny and outdated jokes. It has become so important, the words «Petrosani», «petrosyanstvo» and the like.

    Eugene Vaganovich often accused of that most of their jokes and he borrows from the network. In response, the artist claims that his jokes were so popular that too quickly get on the Internet and therefore there is the impression.

    Yevgeny Petrosyan
    Yevgeny Petrosyan | ShowbizDaily

    In 2009-m year, the comedian was invited for a round table of several popular bloggers who more than anyone ridiculed his manner of joking. After the meeting, many of them admitted that the real Yevgeny Petrosyan made a much more pleasant experience than Petrosyan television.

    However, the creativity of the humorist, as well as the performance of the «full House» and «curved mirror», often derided in other modern Comedy shows: KVN, «Comedy Club», «Big difference», etc.

    Some journalists believe that the reason for this dislike of Yevgeny Vaganovich is that for many years he often appeared on television screens. His monologues «Plumber», «Moonshine» and many others at the time were the best that were broadcast on TV, as nothing else almost was not.

    Rumor has it that in 2011 year, the comedian almost handed comic award «Silver Shoe», which is awarded for dubious achievements in show-business. But the day before the ceremony, Mikhail Zadornov, personally asked not to do this: according to a famous satirist, Petrosyan so serious about such things that would be laid up with a heart attack after receiving a humorous award.

    Personal life

    The first wife of Petrosyan was the younger sister of the Quiz Krieger, the famous ballerina. In 1968, the year she gave the comedian one in the fate of the child: a daughter of the Quiz. Unfortunately, this family did not last long, and soon the couple parted.

    Evgeny Petrosyan with his daughter
    Evgeny Petrosyan with his daughter | Vidmusparts

    The second wife of the comedian was the daughter of an Opera singer Ivan Kozlovsky, Anna. The woman was older than her husband of 7 years and lived with him, married only a year and a half.

    The third time the actor got married at the Leningrad art critic Lyudmila. She was a cultured woman of aristocratic descent and a few times even spoke with her husband on the same stage. However, she was irritated with the excessive workload of the wife and soon the couple parted.

    Yevgeny Petrosyan And Elena Stepanenko
    Yevgeny Petrosyan And Elena Stepanenko | TimeOut

    Fourth wife Yevgeny Petrosyan was Elena Stepanenko. With her comedian met after the opening of his own Theatre of variety miniatures: the graduate of GITIS came to audition for wanting to participate in theater productions.

    By the time the comedian has come quite a serious rift in the relationship with her daughter. She soon emigrated to the United States for ten years have not talked to my dad. During this time she had a family, and Eugene Vaganovich – grandchildren: Andreas and mark.

    Fortunately, after some time, the Game is still good friends with my father and reconnected with him. Now her children are seen periodically with his grandfather.


    Yevgeny Petrosyan

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