Anya spent her childhood in war-torn ex-Yugoslavia, dreaming of becoming a doctor of philosophy, a comedian, and an astronaut in New York City. As of now, Anya has managed to become two of those three things, all while living in the dirtiest city on earth.
When Anya moved to New York City eight years ago, her first roommate pointed to the television set in the living room and said: “THAT IS A TELEVISION.” This was a poignant moment, as Anya had to explain to her roommate that she had been familiar with televisions – and even computers! It’s just that, in her country, these things were made of wood.
Anya enjoys great success as a stand-up, but that goes without saying, since Eastern Europeans are known for their cheerful and optimistic dispositions. In her free time, Anya enjoys talking with an accent of the worst James Bond’s nemesis.
Join us on Monday May 11 immediately following The Duchamp Syndrome at the Flea Theater, 41 White Street. As part of our Idea Lab series, Anya will perform some standup and share her New York story. Idea Lab is free and open to the public. You don’t need to have seen that show that night, just turn up around 8:30. In the mean time check out this video as Anya satisfies your curiosity about East Europeans.