There are no celebrities in the new Comedy Central #ShouldWeVote public service announcement. That’s right. No Academy Award-winning actor or Disney pop star is in this video to tell you to vote—no Emma Stone, no Barbra Streisand, no Bruno Mars. The absence of famous people telling you what to do leaves the everyday American lost and confused asking themselves, “Should I vote?”
Comedy Central’s contribution to the Rock The Vote campaign pokes fun at young peoples’ reliance on celebrity voices to tell them what to do, what to eat, and whether or not to moisturize (Jennifer Anniston thinks you should). One rudderless young man pleads, “Tom Holland, Tom Hardy, Thomas the Tank Engine: Should I vote?”
The 2018 midterm elections are being called by both sides of the aisle “the most important election of our lives,” more important than the 2016 presidential election that put reality star Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Voter excitement is hitting record numbers around the country and early voter turnout (yes, you can vote early at your convenience in many states) has become an option many Americans are exercising.
The midterm elections are the ugly little sister to the much sexier presidential elections we get excited for every four years. With the country more divided than ever, electing congresspeople, senators, state reps, and local officials is incredibly important. But many are still asking the question, “Should I vote?” Unlike a celebrity endorsement, Comedy Central doesn’t tell you who to vote for. Rock The Vote is all about voting—no matter which button you press.
The video ends calling for people to tag their favorite celebrities with the hashtag #ShouldWeVote. Those more curious about their options can visit cc.com/vote—which forwards you to RockTheVote.org.
The midterm elections are Tuesday, November 6. We’ll save you a tweet to Lance Bass: vote.