Larry David Stars in Remarkably Unenthusiastic Voting PSA (Video)

7:58 PM PST 08/23/2012 by Aaron Couch
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The "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star says, "you’re allowed to vote, so you might as well do it," in the clip encouraging young people to go to the polls.

There’s usually a certain amount of sex appeal or civic-minded optimism associated with star-studded campaigns to get young people to the polls.

Larry David’s new youth voting PSA has none of those things. What it does have is tuba music and his trademark sarcasm.

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“Not to vote—why are you even living here?” the Curb Your Enthusiasm star asks in the spot, created by Our Time. “You could be living in Iran or North Korea. How would you like that? Then, yeah, you could sit on your couch. But here you’re allowed to vote, so you might as well do it.”

David previously joined Usher, Jessica Biel and others for a PSA aimed at gaining support for creating 1 million national service jobs.

David doesn’t talk partisan politics in the video, though he is an avowed liberal. In an episode of Curb, he once refused to sleep with a woman after he found a picture of then-President George W. Bush in her dressing room.

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In real life, David skewered the 2010 renewal of the Bush tax cuts in a New York Times op-ed, and said last year he would never golf with prominent Republican Rep. Eric Cantor.

There may or may not be more Curb in David’s future. For now, he is set to star in a Greg Mottola-directed film for HBO.

Watch the video below.

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