Larry David, who has played Sen. Bernie Sanders several times on the show to wide acclaim, will host the episode.
Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont plans to travel to New York this weekend to appear on “Saturday Night Live,” interrupting his campaign in New Hampshire for some national television exposure, according to a senior campaign official.
Larry David, who has played the senator several times on the show to wide acclaim, will host the episode. The visit comes as Sanders is seeking to notch his first victory of the nominating contest in New Hampshire, where he holds a comfortable lead in polls over Hillary Clinton.
“We’ll be live in New York,” Tad Devine, a senior adviser to Sanders, told CNN.
There was no official announcement from NBC about Sanders’ appearance.
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Clinton and Donald Trump have already been on “SNL” this campaign. Clinton appeared in October alongside Kate McKinnon, who played Clinton nursing a “scalding hot vodka” at a dive bar as she overhears people talking about voting for Trump; the actual Clinton was behind the bar, pretending to be a bartender named “Val” and a neutral observer.
In November, Trump played a presidential candidate with two well-coiffed doppelgängers who tried to outboast him.