Dark comedy 'The Politician' brings fun to the un-fun


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  • Friday, 27 Sep 2019

The Politician. Photo: Netflix

If you browsed through actor Ben Platt’s Instagram account, you’d see that he has amassed quite a number of A-list celebrities as fans. Stars like Beyonce, Emma Stone, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, Blake Lively and even Hilary Clinton were among the people who had gone to see Platt play a vulnerable teenager in the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.

Although that role won him a Tony, a Grammy and an Emmy – all at the tender age of 23 – Platt is not a household name in this part of the world.

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