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Ukraine President’s Comedy Series Becomes a Global Hit

Volodymyr Zelenskiy on stage in the western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod, in Feb. 2019. 

Volodymyr Zelenskiy on stage in the western Ukrainian city of Uzhhorod, in Feb. 2019. 

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London (AP) -- Countries are snapping up the rights to “Servant of the People” — a comedy series starring the Ukrainian President, as the Ukrainian President.

Back in 2015, former actor and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskyy played Vasiliy Petrovich Goloborodko, a high school teacher propelled to the presidency after a student’s video of him denouncing official corruption in Ukraine goes viral.