It all started out with Larry David appearing as Bernie Sanders on Saturday Night Live, and he blew people out of the water with how good his impression was…
Everyone loved it, so he kept coming back! And when it was Larry’s turn to host SNL, he gifted us ‘Bern Your Enthusiasm’
During Larry’s hosting stint, Bernie joined in on the fun…
It was like they were related right? Well turns out, they are! In an upcoming episode of “Finding Your Roots,” a PBS program in which celebrities find out more about their lineage and history, Larry learns he has genealogical ties to the senator and former presidential candidate!
He talked about the surprising discovery on Wednesday during a panel for the return of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” during the television critics association press tour after a reporter, who’d seen an advance screener of the “Finding Your Roots” episode, posed a question about it.
Larry mentioned he’d been told to keep the connection a secret, obviously because the network wanted to promote or tease the reveal.
But said he was “very happy” to learn about his connection to the Vermont senator.
“I thought there must be some connection,” he said. “I love Bernie.”
And while he couldn’t remember the exact nature of their relation, he said Bernie was “like a third cousin or something.”
“Curb Your Enthusiasm” returns to HBO on October 1, with guest stars like Bryan Cranston, Jimmy Kimmel and Judge Judy.