About the artist
Sviatoslav Zagaykevych: the main facts from the comedian's biography Sviat Zagaykevych is a popular Ukrainian stand-up artist from Kharkiv, the founder and head of Underground Stand Up. This project is currently the largest in Ukraine in its format. Its residents are top comedians who give dozens of concerts every month. Sviat has been in the stand-up scene for over 10 years. He is a finalist of the StandUp Show, a member of the Community of Living Poets, and an actor in the Black Square Theater. The reality for Sviat Zahaykevych is sold-out recitals in Zhovtnevyi and successful tours of Ukrainian cities and abroad with charity concerts in support of Ukraine.
"The main thing in stand-up is freedom" According to Svyatoslav Zagaykevich, Ukrainian stand-up is characterized by a special freedom-loving spirit. The author emphasizes that despite the existence of topics that are really not worth joking about today, humor as such is a serious support for everyone. It helps to relax and stay sane. So there should definitely be no jokes about the tragedy of the Ukrainian people. In his performances, the comedian talks about the nuclear bomb, the fatigue of the dog Patron, and stories from the subway. "Black humor also works for the audience. In addition to communicating with the audience, Svyat discovered his own way of relieving tension: music. During the war, the comedian became very interested in listening to vinyl albums: this activity gives him strength and inspiration every time.