Masha launched her stand-up career in New York City in 2000. Upon moving to LA, she appeared in several bits on "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn." Her five-minute short film "The Real Masha" was awarded the first place trophy at the "Drew Carey Short Film Festival" in 2003. She and her husband later went on to create "The Real Masha Returns." She also wrote an episode of “The Drew Carey Show” in its final season entitled "Baby Face" (it was the highest rated prime time program in Minsk). Masha later appeared on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," once again speaking Russian. She was a staff writer on Disney's “Phil of the Future” and the "In Living Color" special for Fox (2012). Masha has studied at the Groundlings and the Upright Citizens Brigade. She presented her essay “My Priggish Arse” at Sit ‘n Spin at the Comedy Central Stage 2005 (and can be viewed on this site).
Masha was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and grew up in St. Paul (similar climates). She attended boarding school in Lugano, Switzerland, and later landed at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR, for freshman year. She graduated from Macalester College in Minnesota. During her junior year, she spent the Spring semester interning at "The Late Show with David Letterman" in the talent department and spent the summer in a comedy writing class at NYU. Masha was an interviewer for Creature Comforts America (Aardman) on CBS. She was also a semi-finalist in Comedy Central's "Open Mic Fight" in 2007. She continues to perform stand-up in LA, NYC, and Minneapolis.