When you cover politics like I do, many days can be incredibly frustrating. Especially at this point in a presidential year when all hell is breaking loose in both parties. Most of the time it’s “Democrats vs. Republicans,” but not during primary season. When primaries roll around, it’s Democrat vs. Democrat, Republican vs. Republican, and Democrat vs. Republican.
Though one of the benefits to presidential election years is always the comedy. In particular, sketches from Saturday Night Live. While I’ll admit that I don’t follow SNL all that closely, I do pay more attention to the show every four years because that’s usually when they do some of their best work. Though, let’s be honest, when it comes to presidential politics the scripts pretty much write themselves.
Especially this year.
While there’s still plenty of time until November, undoubtedly the comedy star of the 2016 race thus far has been Larry David’s impersonation of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Though I think what makes it even funnier is how the personalities of both men are incredibly similar. Larry David impersonating Bernie Sanders is a whole heck of a lot like Larry David just being himself.
Well, on Saturday night David returned as “Sanders” in another hilarious sketch to discuss the results from Michigan’s primary.
“I want to thank everyone who voted for me and apologize to everyone else for making your Facebook feeds so, so annoying,” said David as Sanders.
“I mean, I love my supporters,” he continued. “But they’re too much, right? I’m great, but I’m not five posts a day great. With all due respect to my supporters – get a life.”
He then later responded to a “question” about how he planned to win without superdelegates. Or “mediocre” delegates as he referred to them.
“I have the voters,” David said. “My message is resonating with a very diverse group of white people.”
“And I’ve got supporters of all ages, 18-year-olds… 19-year-olds,” he continued. “The young people love me, Tapper [Beck Bennett was playing Jake Tapper]. Because I’m like them. I have a lot of big plans, and absolutely no idea how to achieve them.”
At this point, I’m struggling to figure out who’s better, Tina Fey as Sarah Palin or Larry David as Bernie Sanders. For years Fey has held the title for best political impersonation, especially from SNL. But Larry David’s “Bernie” is definitely challenging for that title.
Watch the video below via NBC: