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Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the evolution of political comedy

By Lisa Van Dusen      

The man likely to be Ukraine’s new president is a comedian who played the president of Ukraine in a Netflix series. This could be just the casting breakthrough we need.

Actor Volodymyr Zelenskiy played the president of Ukraine in a Netflix series and on March 31 won the first round of Ukraine’s actual presidential election. Photograph courtesy of Yaroslav Burdovitsyn

If there were any residual doubt, anywhere, about the blurring of the line between fiction and non-fiction in public life, the victory of Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on March 31 may have obliterated it.

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