The presidential election is coming down to the wire, with polls showing the race between President Barack Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney as neck and neck. Celebrities to the rescue!
Comedians have taken to the Web in a last-ditch effort to support their candidate. While the effect on the campaign will most likely be negligible, at least we get some comic relief. We can all vote for that.
Will Ferrell really wants you to vote
The star of "The Campaign" put out this funny video in support of Obama. The comedian introduces himself as "the founder of Facebook" (ahem, no), and then promises that if you vote "I'll eat anything you tell me to."
In case your imagination cannot fill in the gaps here, Ferrell helpfully goes on to describe what "anything" could mean: "Garbage, hair, human toenails, underpants, whatever, I'll do it."
There are other things Ferrell is willing to do for your vote: Dance, make you dinner and "personally" give you a tattoo—"Fair warning, I do not know how to draw."
Chris Rock: A special message for white people
The comedian went on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" with a campaign ad parody that claims that Obama is actually white. Proof: He plays golf and wears mom jeans, and his name is Barry ("the third whitest name on Earth, right after 'Tony' and 'Jeff'").
Need more proof? Rock compares a photo of Obama's family (Michelle and his two girls) with Romney's. "Look at that. Kids. Cousins. Aunts. Uncles. Mitt Romney's family has more people in it than a Tyler Perry movie."
Rock closes his argument with this: "Barry Obama, he's juuuuuuust white."
Alec Baldwin narrates 'Question Dodger' ad
The comedic actor took a serious tone when narrating this 30-second spot in support of Obama. Baldwin accuses Romney of not answering the "hard questions" about the government response to natural disasters.
Against pictures of Hurricane Sandy and a press conference with Obama and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, he says, "If you live where there are hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and fires, remember there are also voting booths." Baldwin adds, "Tuesday, you can vote for a candidate who ignored the hard questions … or you can re-elect a president who gave us answers."
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