Comedian Larry David has joked that a Bernie Sanders triumph in the 2020 US presidential election would be “terrible” for him but “great for the country”.
The Curb Your Enthusiasm star has portrayed the Democrat hopeful numerous times on Saturday Night Live, and fears he would have to fly from LA to New York more frequently in the event of a Sanders victory.
Speaking on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert yesterday (January 9) to promote a new season of Curb…, David said: “I would beg him to drop out so I don’t have to keep flying in from Los Angeles to do SNL.”
He continued: “If he wins, do you know what that’s going to do to my life? Do you have any idea? I mean, it’ll be great for the country, great for the country. Terrible for me.”
David has portrayed Sanders more than 10 times on SNL, beginning with the night of the first Democratic primary debate in 2015. The Seinfeld co-creator poked fun at his apparent duty to keep portraying Sanders.
Meanwhile, last year Alec Baldwin told USA Today he was “so done” with acting as President Trump on SNL.
Season 10 of HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm debuts in the US on January 19.
The show, which first premiered in 2000, follows a fictionalised version of David. The series returned to screens for its ninth season in 2017 after a six-year absence.