Saturday Night Live will kicked off its 46th season on Oct 3rd, 2020 and has brought in Jim Carrey to play VP Joe Biden against Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump. In a Lorne Michaels interview with Vulture, Michaels revealed Jim Carrey signed on to play Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. “You’ll see the same people. I mean, Maya Rudolph is coming back, and Alec [Baldwin] will be back. And Jim Carrey is going to do Biden,” Michaels said, explaining that the casting started with Carrey expressing interest in the part and then “it came down to discussions of what his take was … He will give the part energy and strength, and [Laughs] hopefully it’s funny.”
Prior to Carrey stepping into the role, Biden has been portrayed by three different people throughout SNL’s 45th season. Woody Harrelson played Biden three times, starting with his hosting stint for the season premiere in September 2019. Jason Sudeikis, who played Biden on SNL during Barack Obama’s presidency, returned to play him during RuPaul’s episode in early February 2020, followed by a single appearance by John Mulaney during his episode later that same month.
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October 10, 2020 episode will feature comedian Bill Burr with muscial guest Jack White. Stay tuned.
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Other recent SNL news include Eddie Murphy winning his first Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series. Check out his acceptance speech below.
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