Live from New York, it’s Bernie — the real one. Officials from Bernie Sanders’ campaign staff confirmed Friday that the Democratic candidate for president will appear on “Saturday Night Live’s” Feb. 6 edition, which — not coincidentally — will be the episode hosted by Larry David, who will reprise his Sanders imitation.
Tad Devine, a senior adviser to Sanders, told CNN Friday that Sanders — who is also expected to appear on some Sunday morning network news programs — will be on “SNL.”
“SNL” has neither confirmed nor denied the appearance. (Before Hillary Clinton made what was to be a surprise appearance on the program last fall, the New York Times reported on the impending engagement; “SNL” likewise declined comment).
David made his first appearance as Sanders on the Oct. 17 Tracy Morgan-hosted edition, when he starred in the cold open during a (mock) Democratic debate: “We’re doomed! We need a revolution! Naaah.” That impression — along with Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton — has been widely lauded as the standout of “SNL’s” 2015-16 political season.