If you’ve spent the years since high school forgetting everything you knew about Canadian Parliament and prefer Jon Stewart to Rick Mercer, you might not know that Canada’s Senate has been mired in scandal and controversy as of late. Senators, who are appointed rather than elected, have been making headlines with accusations of overspending and abuse of power, while defending against Senate reforms that 90% of Canadians are in favour of.

Enter comedian Scott Vrooman who is attempting to become a senator via the democratic process of election. Despite being an appointed position, Vrooman has challenged three Ontario senators to an election on Oct. 19, with the vote being held on his highly informative and wildly funny website.

Alongside campaign manager Mark McKinney, Vrooman hopes to restore democracy in Canada’s Senate, bring accountability and transparency to it, and get himself a much-needed job.