New York, NY – It was announced earlier this morning that Larry David, comedian and co-creator of Seinfeld, will now be joining Saturday Night Live as a cast member. After David played presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, on the last two episodes of the sketch-comedy series, Lorne Michaels made the executive decision to add David to the bill. The ratings of the last two episodes, with the help of the Curb Your Enthusiasm star, have really jumped and Michaels thought this would be a great way to capture new audiences and keep the current ones engaged.
This will actually be the second time David will be working for the popular NBC program, as the Brooklyn native wrote for the variety show in 1984 and 1985 and appeared in the background of some of the sketches. While not proving much success at the time, David went on to become one of the most successful show-runners of all time. After Seinfeld, David went on to make a few movies and then star in his show Curb Your Enthusiasm, which was loosely based off of his real life.
Next week’s episode of Saturday Night Live will be David’s first episode as the newest cast member. Elizabeth Banks will be hosting and Disclosure will be the musical guest. It’s not a definite, but we’re pretty sure he’ll be reprising his notorious role as Bernie Sanders on the episode.