Attention Maryland residents: If someone calls you claiming to be Dave Chappelle, don’t hang up the phone!
The comedian has been personally phoning Maryland voters ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, urging them to vote for Ben Jealous, the Democratic nominee for governor.
“Put me on your speakerphone, please,” Chappelle told one voter in a video posted to Twitter on Sunday. “This is absolutely Dave Chappelle the comedian and I’m calling you guys with fantastic news: You’re on the cusp of having a wonderful governor in the state of Maryland named Ben Jealous.”
“I’m in his campaign office right now,” Chappelle continued. “Ben and my father were best friends. He’s my godbrother. I’ve known him all my life and I’m here supporting him because I think he’s going to do the right thing by Maryland. And I would never endorse anything or anyone I don’t believe in.”
Chappelle went door to door over the weekend to campaign for Jealous. A video posted to Jealous’ Twitter account on Sunday shows Chappelle, a native of Washington, D.C., carrying groceries for one voter.
Other high-profile names also have hit the campaign trail in support of Democratic candidates in Tuesday’s elections, including actors Michael B. Jordan and Will Ferrell for Stacey Abrams, Georgia’s Democratic nominee for governor.
“We’re gonna win by knocking on doors,” Ferrell can be heard telling Kennesaw State University students in a video. “All the doors.”