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Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden on the upcoming 46th season of Saturday Night Live. The news was confirmed by SNL in a tweet on September 16 congratulate Carrey on the role. Alec Baldwin and Maya Rudolph are also expected to reprise their roles as Donald Trump and Kamala Harris, respectively.
In an interview with Vulture, SNL showrunner Lorne Michaels revealed the casting was due to Carrey’s interest in the role. “It came down to discussions about what it was. [Carrey] will give energy and strength to the game. “Biden has previously been played by Kevin Nealon, Jason Sudeikis, Woody Harrelson and John Mulaney. We can’t wait to see what Carrey brings to the role!