Anton Borisov is a Russian stand-up comedian. He is known for his participation in the television projects "KVN", "Laughter without Rules", "Slaughter League" and others, as well as for solo performances throughout Russia.
Anton Borisov (real name - Elizar) was born in 1981 in the Altai Territory, where his father did military service. Mother worked as a teacher. Thus, the childhood and school years of the future comedian were quite ordinary. At the same time, the young man was distinguished by a rather modest character and did not show any outstanding talents.
Gradually, the Borisov family settled in Novosibirsk, where Anton additionally studied at a music school, mastering playing the guitar. Having successfully received his secondary and musical education, in 1998 Borisov set off to conquer the northern capital, where he began to study at the Baltic Technical University at the Faculty of Management. It is worth noting that his father recommended an economic specialty to the young man, noting his son's school success in physics and mathematics.
Studying was relatively easy for Anton, and in 2003 he graduated from the university as a master of technical sciences. A prestigious job was found quite quickly: Borisov was invited to the Roselectroprom Holding company as a systems analyst. He worked there until 2006. However, the stage became the true hobby of the young man, as in other similar cases, namely performances for the university KVN team. He really liked not only to participate in funny scenes, but also to compose their scripts on his own.
The beginning of creativity
In 2004, Anton Borisov was already a permanent member of the St. Petersburg "humorous league", which included such well-known KVN players as Andrey Averin, Igor Meerson, Zurab Matua, Alexey Smirnov and Anton Ivanov. Together they played for the teams "Voenmekh" and "KVN EMERCOM of the Russian Federation", which received champion titles among all teams in the city. After that, Anton Borisov was invited to the KVN Premier League, and the viewers of Channel One followed his performances with pleasure. It was Anton who helped Marina Kravets, Roman Sagidov and other future television stars take place in humor.
In 2007, a talented young man joined the composition of the scriptwriters of the new show "Ural dumplings". Subsequently, he also took part in the Laughter Without Rules project on the TNT channel, where he managed to reach the final. All the finalists of the show were invited to the new project "Slaughter League", where they got the opportunity to perform with copyright numbers and compete for cash prizes. More than once Borisov “hit the jackpot” and became the winner of the issues.
Anton's favorite topic of performances is women and romantic relationships with them. On stage, he prefers to be relatively modest, avoiding harsh statements and profanity. Also, the audience more than once noted the extraordinary gallantry of the artist: often after the performance, he gave flowers to the spectators, which allowed him to win many female hearts.
In 2008, the management of the TNT channel decided to close the Slaughter League show, and comedians had to think about how to build their future careers. Borisov immediately founded the creative association "People", where he invited his Petersburg colleagues. The main direction of their activity was the author's shows, with which the artists performed in St. Petersburg, and also went on tour to other cities. They also performed at corporate events and collaborated with various television projects.
Anton Borisov continued to popularize the Stand Up comic genre that was gaining popularity in Russia, the essence of which was the comedian's performances in the form of a stage monologue and periodic dialogues with the audience. Subsequently, this direction of humor was adopted by the TNT channel, launching a show of the same name with the host Ruslan Bely.
Borisov appeared less and less on television, preferring solo performances and improving his humorous skills. During a trip abroad, he met the Irish comedian Dylan Moran, inviting him to Russia. Anton was also lucky enough to talk personally with the world star of Stand up Eddie Izzard, who prefers to improvise right on stage. Subsequently, this technique will also be adopted by some Russian artists.
From time to time, Anton Borisov still appeared on television. He could be seen in the project "Show Duel", which was shown by the channel "Russia 24". An experienced comedian managed to get to the finals and win an unconditional victory.
Anton Borisov now
Currently, the artist continues to tour Russian cities, and also collaborates with foreign stand-up stars and gaining more and more fame in Western countries. One of the main achievements of the comedian was his performance at the Scottish festival "Fringe stand-up comedy". From time to time, Anton Borisov can be seen on Russian television: he performs in the projects Comedy Club, Comedy Battle, and Central Microphone. Periodically appears on the radio "Humor FM".
The only secret for the fans is the comedian's personal life, which Borisov never spoke about. During performances, he repeatedly called himself a "hopeless romantic" who is in search of his ideal soul mate. Therefore, most likely, Anton is not yet married, although he enjoys great success among women.