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Icelandic comedian Jón Gnarr's 'The Mayor' is like 'Veep,' only with a real-life politician

Icelandic comedian Jón Gnarr's 'The Mayor' is like 'Veep,' only with a real-life politician

A hair and makeup artist was applying some last-minute touches to Jón Gnarr. With stiffly moussed hair and a crisply ironed shirt, the Icelandic man was looking downright mayoral as the groomer primped, layered, dusted and buffed.

Gnarr, it turns out, used to be a politician. In fact, he used to be a comedian. In further fact, he used to be both – a comedian who became a politician who has gone back to being a comedian but  playing a politician.

"It does get a bit confusing, doesn't it?" Gnarr said as he stepped away from the makeup artist. "I mean, I get confused myself."

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