‘Bern your enthusiasm’: Sanders steals the show on Saturday Night Live

Sanders and his impersonator David share SNL stage in New York City. © Dana Edelson/NBC
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ television comedy rite of passage was more than “pretty, pretty, pretty good” on Saturday Night Live this week alongside his impersonator Larry David.

The Democratic presidential candidate appeared with David, who was the guest host, in a sketch onboard a sinking ship as a European immigrant.

Bernie Sanders and Larry David, together at last.

Posted by Saturday Night Live on Saturday, February 6, 2016

Sanders also helped David to introduce the musical guests of the evening, The 1975, nailing his impression of the “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star.

The biggest laugh of the night went to David’s parody of Sanders and his hit HBO show with a sketch called “Bern your Enthusiasm.”

It helps to know the context of Curb, but trust us, it’s hilarious.

Larry David stars as Bernie Sanders in "Bern Your Enthusiasm."

Posted by Saturday Night Live on Sunday, February 7, 2016

In the spirit of the night, Sanders changed his Twitter avatar to an image of Larry David.

He also posted an image on his Facebook page of David impersonating him with the caption, “We need your vacuum pennies!”

What did I think of the #GOPdebate? Not good enough. Tune in to Saturday Night Live for a special episode instead!

Posted by Bernie Sanders on Saturday, February 6, 2016

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