Home News Jim Carrey will play presidential nominee Joe Biden when ‘Saturday Night Live’...

Jim Carrey will play presidential nominee Joe Biden when ‘Saturday Night Live’ returns next month


Jim Carrey is stepping into 30 Rock — and maybe the Oval Office.

The politically inclined comedian will join the cast of “Saturday Night Live” this season to play Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, NBC announced Wednesday.

The sketch comedy show, which returns Oct. 3, has previously invoked Kevin Nealon, Jason Sudeikis, Woody Harrelson and John Mulaney as the former vice president, but the election cycle will place him firmly in the rotation this fall.

Maya Rudolph has hinted that she’d be happy to return to reprise her impression of vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, but there’s no word yet on whether Lorne Michaels will take her up on her offer.

Alec Baldwin has regularly appeared as President Trump and Beck Bennett took on Vice President Pence.

While “SNL” aired a few virtual episodes over the summer after production was shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show plans to resume with “a limited in-studio audience” at Rockefeller Center for the upcoming season, according to NBC. Producers said they will work closely with Gov. Cuomo’s team to ensure health and safety protocols are maintained.

Three new cast members were also announced Wednesday: Upright Citizens Brigade performer Lauren Holt, “Space Force” writer Punkie Johnson and “SNL” staff writer Andrew Dismukes.


©2020 New York Daily News

Visit New York Daily News at www.nydailynews.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

If you have any problems viewing this article, please report it here.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here