Bernie Sanders To Do SNL, With Larry David As Host

Bernie Sanders will be doing Saturday Night Live this weekend, and his doppleganger will be there too:

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont plans to travel to New York this weekend to appear on “Saturday Night Live,” interrupting his campaign in New Hampshire for some national television exposure, according to a senior campaign official.

Larry David, who has played the senator several times on the show to wide acclaim, will host the episode and interview Mr. Sanders. The visit comes as Mr. Sanders is seeking to notch his first victory of the nominating contest in New Hampshire, where he holds a comfortable lead in polls over Hillary Clinton.

David’s first appearance as Sanders was a classic, which is rare for SNL these days, so this should be fun:

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  1. Hal_10000 says:

    I’ve been saying for a while that Sanders should hire David to campaign for him. No one would be abel to tell the difference and he could cover twice as much ground.