Jimmy Fallon: Bernie Sanders impression debuts video
Larry David has some competition.
On Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, host Jimmy Fallon unveiled his own impression of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, whose mannerisms and accent David has played up to great effect on this season of Saturday Night Live.
“Stop with the clapping and the loud,” Fallon-as-Sanders said at one point, mimicking the Vermont senator’s tone. Fallon later used the impression as an opportunity to make a timely Beyoncé joke. “Right now, I want to celebrate with my wife,” Fallon-as-Sanders said in addressing fans after winning the New Hampshire primary. “And let’s just say afterwards, she will be taking my ass to Red Lobster. Cue the music!” (The music, of course, was “Formation.”)
WANT MORE? Keep up with all the latest late-night coverage by subscribing to our newsletter. Head here for more details.
Fallon has previously lampooned Donald Trump on his show, and had Aziz Ansari play Bobby Jindal for a few sketches last year.
David, of course, bears a striking resemblance to Sanders and has played him on Saturday Night Live multiple times over the last few months. The pair appeared together in a sketch this past weekend, when Sanders was host of SNL.