Larry David returns as Bernie Sanders, mocks his own controversial monologue

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Last week, Larry David hosted SNL and got himself in a bit of trouble for making a joke about picking up women in concentration camps. The comedian returned this week as Bernie Sanders to poke fun at himself.

The sketch was a DNC ad featuring Democrats Pelosi, Schumer, and Tim Kaine, among others, celebrating their big election wins last week. “We’re back, baby!” said Cecily Strong as Diane Feinstein.

“You love our fresh new ideas delivered by fresh new faces by people like me, Nancy Pelosi,” Kate McKinnon said, poking fun at the Dems for consistently ushering out the same old politicians.

“And I’m still around, too!” David said as Sanders. In the ad, the Democratic politicians announced that they have to appeal to a broader audience, so David’s Sanders suggested they crack down on political incorrectness from “these comics out there who think it’s okay to make jokes about concentration camps. That guy should rot in hell.”


Caleb is a writer, scholar of satire, and creator of The Lanx. He earned a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley, and M.A. in Literature from Queen Mary University of London, where he focused on satire, satirical propaganda, rhetoric of satire, political cartoons and caricature.


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