You know those Saturday Night Live cold opens in which Alec Baldwin plays Donald Trump, Kate McKinnon plays Elizabeth Warren, and Bernie Sanders inexplicably skips out on the campaign trail to appear as himself? Bernie Sanders voice: Here's the thing... that's not Bernie Sanders. It's actually Larry David. If you're unconvinced, below is an SNL sketch from February 2016, cued up to the good part, proving definitively that they are two different people.
On Wednesday's edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, David was asked about his senatorial doppelgänger. To be clear, David is a Bernie fan: He even named his Australian shepherd after the frontrunner from Vermont, who recently scored the endorsement of the Sunrise Movement, a youth-led organization fighting the climate crisis. But the Curb Your Enthusiasm and GQ cover star does have a very specific worry about a Sanders presidency.
I would beg him to drop out so I don't have to keep flying in from Los Angeles to do SNL ... I thought when he had the heart attack that was going to be it, but he's indestructible, nothing stops this man... if he wins, do you know what that's going to do to my life? Do you have any idea? It'll be great for the country; terrible for me.
Watch the full clip, then read the Larry David profile written by GQ correspondent Brett Martin:
We venture into the peculiar alternate reality of Larry David and begin to wonder: Is the world's most infamously neurotic man actually its most self-actualized?
Originally Appeared on GQ