Video Duration 02 minutes 42 seconds

Who is the comedian poised to win Ukraine’s election?

Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker goes to the birthplace of Volodymyr Zelenskiy to find out more about the actor, comedian and frontrunner in Ukraine’s presidential election.

Volodymyr Zelensky is the frontrunner to become Ukraine‘s next president in Sunday’s second-round runoff against incumbent Petro Poroshenko.

The actor and comedian has a multimillion-dollar TV production company, but his only experience in politics is playing the president on television.

Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker went to Zelensky’s hometown of Kryvyi Rih, a city of steel and iron, to find out what people think of their local comedian-turned-politician.