Some of my favorite episodes of SNL is where Larry David played Bernie Sanders.
During his press tour for the new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” he told the story of how he fell into the role of impersonating Bernie. During the first presidential debate between Bernie and Hillary, SNL creator Lorne Michaels was getting emails almost immediately about how Larry should be playing Bernie. A few conversations later and Larry ended up playing Sanders throughout the 2015-16 election cycle.
The story gets better considering the uncanny resemblance between the two men. While Larry was filming an upcoming episode of the PBS show “Finding Your Roots” (which is like the celebrity version of signing up for Ancestry), he found out they are actually related. Larry said he was very happy to find out about it because he knew there had to be some type of connection. As for how they are related, Larry said “we are third cousins or something.”