10/26/2016 06:27 EDT | Updated 10/26/2016 10:01 EDT

Zach Galifianakis Endorses Charlie Clark For Mayor Of Saskatoon

Galifianakis called Clark a "splendid man."

SASKATOON — A candidate for mayor in Saskatoon's municipal election on Wednesday got a last-minute endorsement with a comedic twist.

Charlie Clark tweeted a decidedly amateur video of Zach Galifianakis urging voters to mark their ballots for the 10-year city councillor.

Some polls suggested Clark was in a tight three-way race with incumbent mayor Don Atchison and businesswoman Kelley Moore.

Charlie Clark is running for mayor in Saskatoon. (Photo: Facebook)

Galifianakis starred in "The Hangover'' movie trilogy and appears in the popular Internet series "Between Two Ferns.''

Speaking from the side of a road in California, he called Clark a "splendid man'' who would make a "great leader and a fabulous mayor for Saskatoon.''

Clark's Facebook page said Galifianakis is married to one of his cousins.

Galifianakis admitted in what appeared to be a self-shot video that it was strange for him to get involved in the municipal vote.

"Why should you trust me?'' he asked. "That's a good question. I don't know.''

He ended the video by joking another reason to vote for Clark was "because he's gonna give me a lot of money if you do.''

Polls were to close at 8 p.m.

Watch Zach Galifianakis' endorsement video above.

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