Larry David may have just found his latest comedic inspiration — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.
The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star and “Seinfeld” writer played the former senator to precision in the cold open on “Saturday Night Live.” He even nailed Sanders’ signature shouting and hand gestures.
“We’re DOOMED! We need a revolution!” fake Sanders said during a parody of the first Democratic debate of the 2016 campaign season that aired last week on CNN.
Joining David in the political sparring were a pasty looking Alec Baldwin as former Virgina senator Jim Webb, Kate McKinnon as frontrunner Hillary Clinton and Taran Killam stood in as former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley. Jon Rudnitsky served as a less telegenic Anderson Cooper.
The real Sanders gave David high praise Sunday morning on ABC’s “This Week,” joking that he may invite the Hollywood veteran to join him on the campaign trail.
“I think we’ll use Larry at our next rally. He does better than I do,” Sanders said.
David is no stranger to “SNL.” He served as a writer on the NBC sketch series from 1984-1985.
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