I found this recent interview with ex-Soviet comedian Yakov Smirnoff who was big in the 80s here. I always liked his humor. He tells his life story in this podcast and its fascinating. Those people who think the Soviet Union was something to long for should listen to this. Sounds like hell to me. And having been to Russia, I believe it.
You can see how Yakov would have tons of jokes to mine from these experiences.