The “It’s On Us” sexual assault PSA campaign for the United States government launched over two years ago, and has had its fair share of celebrities over the course of the campaign. For the latest installment, Funny Or Die looked to Adam Devine (Workaholics, Modern Family, Pitch Perfect) and vice president Joe Biden.
Hosted on its site, and also appearing on YouTube, the effort sees Devine and Biden go undercover as college students to spread an important message. After stumbling to keep their cover (Biden mentions the White House and the president while Devine tries perhaps a little too hard to use internet lingo), the pair reveal their true identities to address the issue.
Devine forgets what he’s supposed to be talking about, but soon catches up to Biden. The message, really, is very simple: 1 in 5 women and 1 in 16 men will be sexually assaulted before graduating college, and it’s up to students to change the culture and bring those numbers down.
It’s an important message and one that current and future college students need to hear discusssed. Unfortunately, the spot, which clocks in at three and a half minutes, takes a little too long to get to the point. That might be more forgivable if the attempts at humor didn’t almost invariably miss the mark. Still, there is a certain charm in seeing a political figure like Biden in this kind of format, even if it doesn’t live up to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton‘s appearances on Funny Or Die’s Between Two Ferns.