And you really, really need to watch the clip
You might have known that Bernie Sanders has dabbled in folk music. But did you know he’s also dabbled in acting? The presidential candidate appeared in a low-budget 1999 romantic comedy called My X-Girlfriend’s Wedding Reception. His role was covered by Buzzfeed in April but is making the Internet rounds today.
He played a rabbi from Brooklyn who went on a rant about baseball for two-minutes. (Yes, there are several stereotypes at play here.) Behold:
Sanders is giving off a major Larry David vibe as he plays up his Jewish New York roots.
Here’s a brief synopsis of the film from IMDB: “The bride’s ex-boyfriend is a member of the band, a collection of musical misfits, at an Italian-Jewish wedding.” It doesn’t seem to have done particularly well. It doesn’t even have a Rotten Tomatoes score. We suppose people in 1999 just weren’t feeling the Bern.