Bernie Sanders to Make 'Saturday Night Live' Appearance Alongside Larry David

Bernie Sanders will make a cameo on "Saturday Night Live."

February 5, 2016, 2:25 PM

— -- Bernie Sanders will make a pit stop in New York City for a cameo appearance on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" this weekend, a senior campaign official confirmed to ABC News.

Comedian Larry David, who has been impersonating the Vermont senator on the show, is slated to host the episode.

The New York visit will briefly take Sanders away from campaigning in New Hampshire, just days before the Feb. 9 primary.

On the campaign trail, Sanders has used David’s impersonation to his advantage. Referencing David’s jokes about his rough and tumble style, he told reporters last fall that he does in fact have two pairs of underwear, though when he was a mayor of Burlington, he joked, he probably only had one suit.

During a town hall in New Hampshire this week, CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked Sanders about David’s characterization of him. The Vermont senator, who hails from Brooklyn, tried to impersonate David impersonating him.

“Are you doing Larry David right now?” Cooper asked.

Sanders has said that someday he’ll have to convince David to perform at one of his rallies. “He does me better than I do,” Sanders said during an interview on ABC’s "This Week."

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