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Mel Brooks wants you to vote for his great-nephew

Legendary comedian records robocall for Todd Kaminsky, who is running for state senate on Long Island

Actor, comedian and writer Mel Brooks holds up his 2015 National Medal of Arts awarded to him by President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Actor, comedian and writer Mel Brooks holds up his 2015 National Medal of Arts awarded to him by President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

If you live on Long Island and your phone rings, answer it — it might be Mel Brooks.

The legendary comedian recorded a robocall for his great-nephew, Todd Kaminsky, who is running for state senate in New York’s 9th District, on the South Shore of Long Island. Kaminsky is a Democrat running for re-election; he won the seat in a special election in April to replace Republican Dean Skelos, who was removed from office following his conviction on federal corruption charges.

The charming clip was uploaded to the Soundcloud streaming service on Wednesday.

“I’m very proud of Todd. Not only is he a great nephew — but he also happens to be a great State Senator,” Brooks says in the recording. “He’s not only smart and talented, but he is absolutely honest — which is pretty rare for people in my family. Now, the election is this Tuesday, so write this down. Mel Brooks says: ‘Vote for Todd Kaminsky on November 8th!’ Did you write it down? Good!”

As it happens, Brooks isn’t the only Jewish comedian helping a relative get elected. As Gothamist noted, Amy Schumer also made a recording for her cousin — Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York — for an ad on the streaming music service Pandora.

Amy Schumer

My cousin Amy Schumer recorded an ad on Pandora — I thought you'd like to hear it!I agree: Voting isn't hard… but it is important.

Posted by Chuck Schumer D-NY on ceturtdiena, 2016. gada 3. novembris

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