<img height="1" width="1" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=769125799912420&amp;ev=PageView &amp;noscript=1">
About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
Bernie Sanders-Larry David
FILE - In this combination photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and speaks at a rally on April 20, 2017, in Omaha, Neb., and actor-producer Larry David appears at the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" panel during the HBO Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in Beverly Hills, Calif. An episode of "Finding Your Roots" on PBS will reveal that Sanders and David are distant relatives. The show's upcoming fourth season will premiere on Oct. 3. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, left and Chris Pizzello, File)

Bernie Sanders and Larry David found out they’re cousins



Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and comedian Larry David discovered that they are distant cousins during a recent television broadcast.

Host Henry Louis Gates, Jr. revealed during late Tuesday’s Season 4 premiere of PBS’ "Finding Your Roots" that David and Sanders are likely third or fourth cousins.

“We match your DNA against everybody who’s been in any of my series,” Gates told David. “If you have long, identical stretches, that means you are cousins.”

“I hope it’s a good athlete,” David quipped before finding out it was Sanders. “What the hell? Oh, that’s so funny. That is really funny. That is amazing. All right, cousin Bernie.”

Can you tell the real news from the fake news?
Accusations of fake news are everywhere lately. How well can you tell apart the actual fake headlines from the real ones in this quiz?
Test your skills!

Sanders, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, initially voice disbelief before finding out he is related to David.

“It’s true?” he asked, prompting Gates to confirm the discovery. “You’re kidding. Oh my god. That is unbelievable.”

“People say to me, you know, they talk about Larry David and I say, ‘he does a better Bernie Sanders than I do,’” Sanders said before erupting in laughter. “Oh my god.”

Some Twitter users on Wednesday expressed amazement that Sanders and David are remotely related.

David revealed he was tangentially related to Sanders in July during a press conference promoting HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

“I thought there must be some connection,” he said, adding he was “very happy” to find one. “I love Bernie.”

David repeatedly played Sanders in sketches on NBC’s "Saturday Night Live" during the 2016 presidential race.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark