Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders may be getting an up-and-close look at the man who portrays him on television: comedian Larry David.
Sanders is taking a short break from the campaign trail in New Hampshire and planning to be in New York on Saturday night. Senior adviser Tad Devine says Sanders is likely to appear on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” where David will be the host this weekend.
Devine says the details were not yet finalized but “it looks like it’s going to happen.”
NBC declined comment on whether Sanders would appear on the show.
David has spoofed the Vermont senator as a passionate presidential candidate screaming of revolution and Sanders has happily played along. During a CNN forum this past week, Sanders was asked if he does a Larry David imitation. The senator replied, “I am Larry David.”