Jim Carrey Will Play Joe Biden on 'Saturday Night Live'

Jim Carrey Will Play Joe Biden on 'Saturday Night Live'

Alec Baldwin's career definitely got a boost when he started trying to imitate Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. Jim Carrey and SNL are hoping for a similar reaction when Carrey starts playing presidential candidate Joe Biden on the show next month. Unlike Baldwin's Trump impression, which became a regular feature of the show despite being considered a one-off at the start, Carrey's stint as Biden is carefully calculated. Carrey's rubber-faced mugging doesn't bear much resemblance to the actual Joe Biden, but Baldwin's Trump isn't exactly a masterful impression, either, so SNL fans may be satisfied. Read on for details.

Via The Hollywood Reporter.

Saturday Night Live is adding a big name to play one of the presidential candidates in its coming season.

Jim Carrey will play Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the show's 46th season, which debuts Oct. 3. SNL has also added three new featured players to its cast and announced it will have a "limited" studio audience for its coming season.

On the latter front, the show says it will work with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office to determine a safe procedure for admitting a live audience to Studio 8H in Rockefeller Center. If it comes to pass, SNL will be among the first shows that normally feature an audience to bring in-studio viewers back. HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher had a studio audience of 25 people for last week's installment.

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Carrey, who's coming off Showtime's Kidding and feature film Sonic the Hedgehog, will be the third person to play Biden on SNL this year. Woody Harrelson and former castmember Jason Sudeikis ā€” who portrayed the former vice president during much of the Obama administration ā€” played Biden in sketches during season 45.

Alec Baldwin is expected to continue playing Donald Trump in sketches, and former SNL regular Maya Rudolph will return as Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, executive producer Lorne Michaels told Vulture.

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