A Ukrainian Comedian Is Seriously President 

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky will soon be perhaps the world’s second-most bizarre head of state.1 The Ukrainian actor and comedian is best known in his homeland for playing the lead role on a TV show called “Servant of the People”. In the show, his character was a high school history teacher who unexpectedly becomes president of Ukraine, after a viral video of him ranting against government corruption makes him a folk hero.

Here in reality, Zelensky’s political career has had a similarly absurd trajectory, culminating in his recent landslide victory. Apparently, truth is sometimes exactly as strange as fiction.


Footnotes:

  1. You already know the answer to your question. ↩︎


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