Helping open up Saturday Night Live this weekend in support of Tracy Morgan’s return to the comedic stage, Seinfeld co-creator and Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David absolutely nailed a Bernie Sanders impression during a sketch mocking the first Democratic debate in Las Vegas. Arguably, David’s impression overshadowed Alec Baldwin’s impression of democratic candidate Jim Webb.
At one point, David went off on a Seinfeld-like rant about email. Making fun of the email-related exchange between Sanders and Clinton at the recent Democratic debate David said, “What’s the deal with emails, anyway? I forgot my password the other day, so they say they will email you a new one. But I can’t get into my email to get the password! I mean, talk about a ballbuster!”
Making an appearance on ABC’s This Week With George Stephanopoulos on Sunday morning, Sanders was asked what he thought of David’s impression. Sanders jokingly responded “I think we’ll use Larry at our next rally. He does better than I do.” Other quips in the sketch included David claiming that he only owned one pair of underwear, while all the billionaires on the stage owned four pairs.
Of course, David isn’t a stranger to Saturday Night Live. David was a writer on the sketch comedy show between 1984 and 1985. However, he expressed frustration working on the show as he was only able to get one sketch on the air during his entire time working as a writer and it aired at the final 12:50 AM time slot.
After SNL, David went on to co-create Seinfeld with Jerry Seinfeld and help run the show for nine seasons. After the success of Seinfeld, he went on to create another critically acclaimed comedy, Curb Your Enthusiasm. That first aired on HBO fifteen years ago and may return for an additional season or perhaps a movie according to the latest rumors.