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Bernie Sanders slated to appear on 'SNL'

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) laughs as he speaks to supporters during a caucus night party February 1, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa.
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Bernie Sanders is headed to "Saturday Night Live," the Vermont senator's campaign confirmed on Friday.

Saturday's live sketch-comedy show will be hosted by Larry David, who impersonated the Democratic presidential candidate on "SNL" back in October.

It is unclear to what the senator's role will be on the late-night show.

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Sander's rival for the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton, appeared on the show in October. She portrayed a bartender who serves and commiserates with Kate McKinnon's impersonation of Clinton.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hosted "Saturday Night Live" in November, which garnered the network more than 9.3 million viewers — the largest since a December 2013 show featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

"Saturday Night Live" airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m., ET, on NBC.

Disclaimer: "Saturday Night Live" airs on NBC. Both CNBC and NBC are owned by NBC Universal.