LYGO Team, Performers

Mariya Alexander

Mariya Alexander

Mariya Alexander – “Comedian. Once retweeted by 50Cent.”

Mariya Alexander is the unique product of harsh Soviet-era Ukrainian persecution and poverty and later American decadence. Her comedy touches on many subjects, but there is no one she likes to touch more than herself. In addition to her strange childhood and the absurdity of day to day life, she chronicles the dissolution of her young marriage and consequent descent into the dark cesspool of dating with a vividness that frankly her mother could do without, thank-you-very-much.

Today Mariya performs all over DC, MD and VA, and has traveled as far as Boston to ply her trade, having  participated in the annual national Women In Comedy Festival there. She hosts a weekly internet radio show airing live every Sunday at 1 PM on Fairfax Public Radio, which in turn becomes The Mariya Alexander Show podcast in iTunes.

Mariya is an absolute favorite of the LYGO DC family, hosting several of our organizing and performing members on her radio show and performing at both our Bohemian Caverns and inaugural Comedy at Codmother shows.