Larry David is actually a relative of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the comedian revealed during a Television Critics Association panel for Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s upcoming ninth season this week, reported CNN.
The exciting revelation is apparently part of David’s upcoming appearance on PBS’ Finding Your Roots, a series that helps celebrities track their lineage.
David told the TCA audience that he was “very happy” to learn of the genealogical connection, saying that Sanders is “like a third cousin or something.”
“I thought there must be some connection,” he said, according to CNN. “I love Bernie.”
Sanders even made a surprise appearance alongside David in a history-themed 2016 skit.
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Last year, when asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper if he could return the favor with a David impression, Sanders offered a prescient tease: “Anderson, I know you’ve been in journalism for a long time. I am Larry David. And you didn’t get it!”