Sergei Svetlakov was born in Sverdlovsk into a family of hereditary railroad workers. Father – Yuri Venediktovich, assistant driver, later worked at a flour mill. Mother – Galina Grigorievna, a cargo transportation engineer on the Sverdlovsk railway. The elder brother is Dmitry (1970).
In his youth, the future comedian went to the handball section. By the end of school, Sergei had already played for the Sverdlovsk region at the Russian championship, however, having listened to the advice of his parents, he did not go into professional sports. After school he entered the University of Railways.
In his first year, Sergei took part in the “Knight of the Institute” tournament, in which, unexpectedly for everyone, he won. At the university, a KVN team was organized, the captain of which was Svetlakov. Two years later, the team was renamed the “Park of the current period”. After performing at the festival in Sochi, the guys were shown on TV. Sergei did not have enough time to study, he rarely appeared at lectures, but the teachers did not dare to expel the KVN star.
Sergey Svetlakov: “I was a third year student at the University of Railways, where I entered, by the way, for the only reason – both of my parents are hereditary railroad workers. Studying didn’t interest me as much as the local KVN team, which I headed. ”
The quote is taken from the magazine “Idubbbz girlfriend”
During his third year at the university, Sergei Svetlakov married a freshman Yulia, whom he met at a disco. On December 12, 2008, the couple had a daughter, Anastasia. In 2012, the couple officially divorced.
Sergei Svetlakov: “We came to a point of living together, when we could no longer exist together. Julia and I have lived for 14 years. During this time there was everything: good and bad, and ups and downs, and quarrels and reconciliation, and poverty and the test of the first big money, and childlessness, which hung over us like a sword of Damocles for many years, and the birth of a long-awaited child. ”
The quote is taken from the magazine “Game of Thrones S08E01 Torrent”
In 2000, the humorist graduated from the Ural State University of Railways (USUPS) in Yekaterinburg with a degree in Economics in Railway Transport. After graduation, he worked for a freight forwarding company for several years, continuing to play in parallel in his Kaveen team. At that time, the popular Uralskiye Pelmeni team invited Sergei to their place.
In the same year, Svetlakov first appeared on stage with the Uralskiye Dumplings, and soon they became champions – in the final they beat the famous team Burnt by the Sun, in which Mikhail Galustyan played.
After four years of work in the team, Sergei moved to Moscow and took up authorship. He began to travel to KVN teams and write jokes for them. The comedian, together with Garik Martirosyan, Semyon Slepakov, Javid Kurbanov, Artur Tumasyan and Sergei Ershov, wrote texts for KVN teams, wrote advertisements and came up with various slogans.
This is how the Comedy Club project arose, for which the first year and a half it was their team who wrote the lyrics. At the same time, Sergei was invited to work on Channel One in the scriptwriters department, where he met Ivan Urgant and began to compose jokes for his show “Spring”.
The Comedy Club became very popular, and its authors (Svetlakov, Slepakov and Martirosyan) received an offer from the TNT channel to make another humorous program.
So in 2006, the humorous show “Our Russia” (2006-2012) appeared, in which all the main roles are played by two people – Sergei Svetlakov and Mikhail Galustyan. They played about seventy characters, of which only a small part was included in the program.
In 2007, Mikhail Galustyan and Sergei Svetlakov were recognized as masters of humor, they were awarded the Humor of the Year award in the Discovery of the Year nomination, which is awarded by the Humor FM radio station. In the same year, they together “played” the servants of the rat king Nick and Dick in the full-length 3D-animated film “Krakatuk” directed by Yegor Konchalovsky.
In May 2008, Channel One aired a new humorous program, Projectorperishilton, where Sergei Svetlakov, together with Garik Martirosyan, Alexander Tsekalo and Ivan Urgant, performed in the genre of improvisation.
In 2009, the popular showman became the face of another humorous program “Yuzhnoye Butovo”. The heroes of the adapted German format were two brothers, played by Sergei Svetlakov and Dmitry Brekotkin. They became the protagonists of the new improvisation show on Channel One. In the same year, the showman took part in the “Ural Dumplings Show” program on the STS TV channel.
Svetlakov, together with his friend from the Uralskiye Pelmeni team, Sergei Isaev, opened in Yekaterinburg a store of exclusive gifts, invented by them personally. The store manager is Dmitry Svetlakov’s elder brother. Then there were also branches in Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Moscow.
After the closure of the ProjectorParisHilton program (the contracts that Garik Martirosyan and Sergei Svetlakov signed with the TNT TV channel did not allow them to appear as presenters on other channels), Sergei was involved in producing. His first project was the sketch “Country in Shope”, where Svetlakov plays himself.
Sergey Svetlakov: “Having starred in the project“ Country in shope ”, I wanted to show people the degree of my self-irony. As a result, he played himself. But not in the literal sense, but as a collective image of our show business: how stupid it looks from the outside, cut off from real life. By my example I prove: there are adequate people in show business who can laugh at themselves. ”
The quote is taken from the magazine “Tekken 7 Tier List Season 3”
On July 10, 2013, Sergei Svetlakov in Riga secretly signed with Antonina Chebatoreva, whom he met in Krasnodar. The marriage registration took place in the strictest secrecy at the Embassy of the Russian Federation, and the Ambassador himself was the only witness who congratulated the newlyweds. On July 18, the couple had a son, Ivan.
Sergey Svetlakov: “We signed on July 10 this year, 2013. Everything happened spontaneously: we went fishing for catfish, on the way we dropped into the Consular Section of the Russian Embassy in Riga, and we were registered. And on July 18, Vanya was already born. I confess that Tosya and I did not plan anything in our relationship, even the wonderful news that I would become a dad came as a shock. It was an unplanned child. ”
The quote is taken from the magazine “Game of Thrones S08E03 Torrent”
Sergei Svetlakov starred in the films: “The Diamond Arm-2” (2010), “Our Russia. Eggs of Fate ”(2010),“ Fir-trees ”(2010),“ Fir-trees-2 ”(2011),“ Jungle ”(2012),“ Bitter! ” (2013), “Fir Trees 3” (2013), “Bitter 2!” (will be released in 2014), “Jungle 2” (will be released in 2015), “Dregs” (will be released in 2015), etc.
On December 14, 2014 in the capital’s cinema “October” the premiere of Timur Bekmambetov’s film “Fir Trees 1914” performed by Ivan Urgant, Sergei Svetlakov, Viktor Verzhbitsky and others.
First wife – Julia (married in 2000, broke up in December 2011, divorced in 2012)
Second wife – Antonina Chebotareva (registration of marriage took place on July 10, 2013 in the strictest secrecy at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Riga)
Daughter – Anastasia ( 12.12.2008), from the first marriage
Son – Ivan (18.07. 2013), from the second marriage