For those who can't wait for this year's number one birdwatching movie "The Big Year," Jack Black returns to his alt-comedy roots by starring in the video for "Senator" by Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks.
Black plays a U.S. Senator running for re-election who may be in over his head -- his penchant for always waving around a cattle prod and occasionally shocking his crotch with it, for example, may render him unelectable in some of the more conservative districts. Due to his wildly animated acting style, Black has been a presence in music videos almost as long as he's been a movie star. He's appeared in clips for artists such as Foo Fighters, Beck and Weezer over the years. But this is his first video where he hangs out with a llama and sorts cocaine.
Directed by "Bob's Burgers" writer and ex-"Daily Show" scribe Scott Jacobson, who has also brought together comedians and indie music in videos for The National, Fiery Furnaces and Superchunk, "Senator" features stalwart actor Gary Cole as well as support from comedy favorites D.C. Pierson, Brian Stack and Brian Regan. The former Pavement frontman Malkmus is also seen playing with The Jicks in this moody, evocative video.