author, screenwriter, anchorman
Dossier: Valeriy Zhidkov is one of the authors of Kvartal 95, scriptwriter of many TV projects, anchorman of popular programs Vecherniy Kiev (Kiev in the Evening) and ChistoNews (Baking News). As extraordinary and plenipotentiary representative of the scriptwriting team of Kvartal 95 he constantly performs with his own program in Vecherniy Kvartal show (Kvartal in the Evening). Together with Vladimir Zelenskiy used to host program “Made in Ukraine”.
As for majority of Kvartal citizens, for Valeriy Zhidkov KVN has become a rocket site for his artistic career. Valeriy has performed in ‘Tambovskiye volki’ team, later was a captain of ‘Tapkiny Deti’ team, and participated in various festivals and championships of KVN. Participating in Ukrainian League Open the team has won the Winter Cup in 1999.
Since those times Valeriy has stuck the nickname “Tambovskiy Volk”. To this day on “Kvartal” stage colleagues call him exactly this way – “Tambovskiy Volk” Valeriy Zhidkov.
In 2003 Valeriy Zhidkov moved to Kiev and started cooperation with Kvartal 95 as author and scriptwriter. He is one of co-authors of musical Like Kozaks Did, shows Vecherniy Kvartal, Crack Them Up, Vecherniy Kiev and ChistoNews. He is a permanent member of ‘What? Where? When?’ game as a part of Kvartal 95team.
In 2012 together with Vladimir Zelensky Valeriy Zhidkov became a winner of National TV award of Ukraine Teletriumph in nomination “Anchorman of entertaining program” for the project Vecherniy Kiev.
From 2006 Valeriy Zhidkov has performed with his own concerts in Kiev and other cities of Ukraine. His standup-show collects full houses because people in Ukraine really adore qualitative humor and witty speeches of current interest.
Biography: Valeriy Zhidkov was born in Tambov oblast' in 1975. Graduated from Tambov state university, got a diploma of system engineer. After studies he served in the military, and then worked in detective police. Sometimes Valeriy shares his stories about this life period in humorous miniatures. Also his hobby is hockey. And it is not about passive spectator role during TV streams. Valeriy plays in amateur Hockey League of Kiev.
In couple with beloved wife Maria, who is Valeriy's concert director, brings up two daughters, Elizaveta and Sofia.