Saturday, September 18, 2021

Jim Carrey Joins ‘Saturday Night Live’ as Joe Biden

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*“SNL” announced in a tweet Wednesday that Jim Carrey is joining the show as Joe Biden. 

In an interview with Vulture, series creator Lorne Michaels confirmed that Maya Rudolph will also be back as Kamala Harris.  The actress debuted her take on Harris in a sketch last September.

As Biden, Carrey will presumably be facing off in debate against Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump

“There was some interest on his part,” Michaels told the site of Carey’s casting. 

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“Then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was. He and Colin Jost had a bunch of talks. He and I as well. He will give the part energy and strength, and… hopefully it’s funny,” Michaels added.

Carrey has hosted SNL three times and appeared in the 40th anniversary special in 2015.

The “Saturday Night Live” cast this season also includes Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villasenor, Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang. 

The new season will also have three new cast members: Andrew Dismukes, Lauren Holt and  Punkie Johnson, the show tweeted.

SNL returns to NBC on Saturday, Oct. 3. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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