Bernie Sanders to Appear on ‘Saturday Night Live’ Opposite Doppelganger Larry David

A meeting of the minds! Bernie Sanders is set to appear opposite his doppelgänger, Larry David, on Saturday Night Live February 6 — marking the first time the Democratic presidential hopeful has stopped by the sketch comedy show, and the first time the comedian has hosted it.

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Senator Bernie Sanders Ida Mae Astute/ABC via Getty Images

According to a senior campaign official, Sanders, 74, will be making the detour to New York during his campaign trip to New Hampshire. The New York Times reports that David, 68, will interview Sanders at one point during the evening.

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The Curb Your Enthusiasm alum played the senator in a memorable SNL sketch in October, when he went head-to-head with other Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton (Kate McKinnon), Jim Webb (Alec Baldwin), Lincoln Chafee (Kyle Mooney) and Martin O’Malley (Taran Killam). 

Larry David as Bernie Sanders on SNL
Larry David as Bernie Sanders on ‘SNL’ Nov. 7, 2015. Dana Edelson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

David also famously (and jokingly) heckled Donald Trump during a November episode, calling the real estate mogul a “racist.”

Clinton previously appeared on the show in October, as a sage bartender named Val who gave McKinnon’s “Hillary Clinton” some smart advice for the campaign season.

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Sanders’ visit to the SNL set comes at a crucial time in his race against Clinton toward the Democratic nomination. On Thursday, February 4, they were both fired up onstage in New Hampshire for a one-on-one debate hosted by MSNBC.

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