ComedyNerd: 11 Things We Never Knew About Ukraine's President Zelensky

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ComedyNerd: 11 Things We Never Knew About Ukraine's President Zelensky

Yes, President Zelensky is all over everyone's timeline as the foremost defender of the free world. But before he became a modern-day Winston Churchill, Zelensky had a pretty incredible career for someone who's trying to save 44 million people from a brutal dictator. We're talking about stuff like ...

PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM ZELENSKY BECAME PRESIDENT OF UKRAINE A MONTH AFTER HIS SHOW ENDED. The show, Servant of the People, aired its finale in 2019 - around a month before Zelensky, its star, was elected president.

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Love in the Big City

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM VOLODYMYR ZELENSKY HAD QUITE A FEW ROLES IN UKRAINIAN ROM-COMS. РУССКОЕ РАДИО Не played Igor in 2008's Love in the Big City, 2010's Love in the Big City 2, and 2014's Love in Vegas.

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D'Artagnan

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM BESIDES COMEDY, PRESIDENT ZELENSKY HAD AN ACTING CAREER, TOO. His first role was apparently as D'Artagnan in 2005's The Three Musketeers.

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POLITICAL PARTY

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM PRESIDENT ZELENSKY'S POLITICAL PARTY WAS CALLED AFTER HIS OLD COMEDY SHOW. The show's name was Servant of the People, and that was also the exact name of his party, founded (after the show began airing) in 2017.

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Ivan Bakanov

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM WHEN НЕ CAME TO POWER, ZELENSKY FILLED TOP GOVERNMENT POSTS WITH COMEDY PEOPLE. For example - Ivan Bakanov, the head of Ukraine's domestic intelligence agency, roughly its equivalent of the FBI, was previously the director of Zelensky's comedy studio, Kvartal 95.

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Hava Nagila

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM ZELENSKY PARTICIPATED IN A COMEDY SKIT WHERE НЕ PLAYS THE PIANO WITH HIS DICK. KBA T 05 In the skit, he and four other guys play Hava Nagila, a Jewish folk song, using extremities that are not their hands or feet.

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Servant of the People

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM ZELENSKY PLAYED A UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT ON TV BEFORE НЕ BECAME ONE. In his TV show Servant of the People, he was a schoolteacher who criticized the government in a video clip that went viral, and he eventually became elected president because of that video clip.

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NAPOLEON

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM IN THE UKRAINIAN MOVIE RZHEVSKIY PROTIV NAPOLEONA, ZELENSKY PLAYED NAPOLEON. The movie (in English, Corporal vs. Napoleon), shows Napoleon during his invasion of Russia.

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DANCING WITH THE STARS

COMEDY NERD CRACKED.COM PRESIDENT ZELENSKY APPEARED ON DANCING WITH THE STARS IN UKRAINE. Which kind of makes viewing those episodes pretty surreal now - and, by the way, he even won Season 1 (back in 2006).

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