Mel Brooks is calling.
Says the entertainer: "Yes, it really is Mel Brooks."
The telephone recording is for his great-nephew, who's running for the New York state Senate on Long Island.
The automated call urges voters to support Democrat Todd Kaminsky in next Tuesday's special election. Brooks made a similar endorsement two years ago when Kaminsky won a seat in the state Assembly.
In the call, Brooks mostly avoids making gags and instead reminds voters to vote. He urges them to write down the election date: April 19.
Advises the comedian: "You're liable to forget."
A spokesman for Kaminsky's Republican opponent, Chris McGrath, did not immediately comment.
The seat became open after incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Skelos was convicted of corruption charges.