Larry David Reveals He's Actually Related To Bernie Sanders, Shocks No One

Actor-creator-executive producer Larry David speaks at the

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Nasim Pedrad, and Elizabeth Perkins are just some of the names who will tell Larry to fuck off. In it, he finds out he has a family connection to Bernie Sanders, the senator and former presidential hopeful that David played on "Saturday Night Live".

The last new episode of HBO's long-running Curb Your Enthusiasm aired in September, 2011. During an event with the Television Critics Association on Wednesday, David said that he recently found out that he and Sanders are not-so-distant relatives. "I thought there must have been some connection", said David, 70, who, like the 75-year-old Sanders, was born and raised in Brooklyn.

"To Bernie Sanders", Jeff Garlin quickly clarified with a chuckle.

It also didn't help that filming on season nine began on November 9, i.e. the day of Hillary Clinton's shocking loss to Donald Trump in the presidential election.

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When asked why he chose to come back, David added, "In the immortal words of Julius Caesar, 'I left, I did nothing, I returned'".

Behind the scenes, executive producer and director Jeff Schaffer will be joined by fellow directors Larry Charles, Robert B. Weide, Jessie Nelson and Bryan Gordon.

"The amount of uncomfortable situations he's been in.it's like we're sitting in the Fort Knox of awkward", Schaffer said.

While he wasn't shooting (very much in character) contemptful glares at us, he and others involved in the show were able to answer some questions about the upcoming season.

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David was at the event to promote the return of his TV series, "Curb Your Enthusiasm".

Larry David's been away for a while, but he's bringing plenty of friends with him when he comes back.

"I guess it might have been Fiddler on the Roof" if he had said no", David says. What are you doing? I braved traffic to get here. The roasting didn't end there.

David was asked why he made a decision to bring the show back now. "I don't really miss things or people that much".

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