Mel Brooks Shares Why He's Finally Publicly Endorsing Joe Biden, With Some Help From His Son Max

Comedy icon Mel Brooks recently starred in a video, released by his son, World War Z author Max Brooks, to explain why he's endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in his presidential campaign.

Brooks' son shared the video on Twitter, explaining that the Spaceballs writer, director and star had never made an outspoken political video prior to this one, even at 94.

In the video, Brooks' son and grandson were seen in a window behind the icon. He explained, "They can't be with me. Why? Because of this coronavirus," he said.

Brooks' son and grandson remove their masks and hold up signs supporting the Biden campaign as he speaks and explains why he's supporting Biden. Brooks held up his own "Cup of Joe" coffee mug in support of Biden.

Brooks said that he believes the current administration is responsible for the current state of the pandemic. "Donald Trump's not doing a damn thing about it. So many people have died, and when you're dead, you can't do much," he said.

He then explained why Biden has his support. "Why do I like Joe? Joe likes facts. Joe likes science. Joe will keep us going," he said.

Brooks invited viewers to join him. "Take a tip from me. Vote for Joe," he said, before shooing off his family members. "Okay, you can leave. Thank you. Thank you. See you soon."

He then explained that he had to take part in his civic duty. "I gotta fill out my ballot," he said.

A card then displayed on the video encouraging people to go to I Will Vote's website, where people can find out their polling place, ballot drop-off locations, check their voter registration, register to vote, or learn ways to vote by mail.

This wasn't the first PSA that Brooks has taken part in with his son. In March, the father-son duo teamed up to make a video warning people about spreading the coronavirus.

The video shows the younger Brooks outside his father's home, offering a message while the comedy legend laughs in the window. "If I get the coronavirus, I'll probably be okay, but if I give it to him, he could give it to Carl Reiner [who has since passed away], who can give it to Dick Van Dyke, and before I know it, I've wiped out a whole generation of comedic legends," he said before giving people guidelines to help prevent the virus' spread.

Brooks' agent did not respond to Newsweek's emailed request for comment in time for publication.

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Screenwriter Max Brooks (L) Actor/Director/Producer Mel Brooks (R) attend the 20th anniversary screening of "The Shawshank Redemption" at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on November 18, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. Getty/Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic