Bernie Sanders And Larry David Discover They’re Related
During the race for the Democratic nomination, comedian Larry David became known for playing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live and many people remarked that he did quite a good job at it. As it turns out, there may be a genetic reason for that:
In a released clip from the season four premiere of “Finding Your Roots,” a PBS program in which celebrities learn more about their lineage and history, the two are told that if they have long identical stretches of DNA to someone, it means they are cousins.
When told Sanders is his cousin, David responds: “What the hell.”
“That is really funny. That is amazing…Alright, cousin Bernie,” David says.
“You’re kidding,” Sanders says in response, laughing.
“That is unbelievable,” he adds.
“People say to me, they talk about Larry David, and I say he does a better Bernie Sanders than I do,” Sanders says.
Talk about six degrees of separation.
For old times sake, here’s a clip of one of David’s SNL appearances: