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Bernie Sanders to appear on ‘SNL’ with Larry David

Bernie Sanders is expected to appear on 'SNL'

Bernie Sanders is expected to appear on 'SNL' and, in the morning, on Sunday news programs, too. Credit: Getty Images / Joe Raedle

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.

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