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Watch Funny or Die's "Bernie Sanders" try to have fun without reciting inequality stats

Andrew Prokop is a senior politics correspondent at Vox, covering the White House, elections, and political scandals and investigations. He’s worked at Vox since the site’s launch in 2014, and before that, he worked as a research assistant at the New Yorker’s Washington, DC, bureau.

For decades, the unique style, particular hobby horses, and idiosyncratic tics of Sen. Bernie Sanders have been familiar to DC insiders and Vermont residents. But this year, Sanders's presidential campaign — which has drawn big crowds and earned him second place in recent polls of the Democratic race — is winning him national fame and introducing a whole new audience to his presentation.

Now 35-year-old comedian James Adomian has become the first person to craft a memorable and hilarious Bernie Sanders impression, as David Weigel wrote Tuesday. Indeed, Adomian's video for Funny or Die above shows he has Sanders — especially his memorable Brooklyn accent — down to a T. In the video, "Sanders" attempts to prove he can be fun, but somehow he can't ever manage to stop reciting statistics on wealth inequality.

It's an impression that's very amusing, but not mean. "I like this guy," Adomian told Weigel. "When he's doing interviews, he doesn't answer the question the way it's wanted. He doesn't get railroaded." Head over to Bloomberg Politics for more.

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