Fortunately, Saturday Night Live coming back in October with new episodes. It’s an election year and the world is literally and figuratively on fire, so we need some laughs.
And since the show obviously has to tackle the presidential race, you know that means we need a strong Joe Biden impression to go up against Alec Baldwin’s approach to Donald Trump.
And that impression comes in the form of … Jim Carrey!
That’s right, the comedian is stepping into the role that Woody Harrelson and Jason Sudeikis have previously had.
This is not the first time that someone outside the cast has been hired to play a prominent political figure SNL. Aside from Alec Baldwin, the show has featured Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh.
Former cast members also often return to the show to take the necessary political impressions as Rachel Dratch as Senator Amy Klobuchar and of course Maya Rudolph as Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris.
Some people want the show to simply use the existing cast for these high-profile impressions, instead of continually outsourcing them to celebrity comedies.
But in an interview with Grib, SNL producer Lorne Michaels talked about why an external choice makes sense for the show.
I still have a few questions. Does that mean Jim will hold on if Biden wins the election? Will he be like Alec Baldwin and only appear in the episode’s cold open, or will he be in other cartoons?
Whatever the answers are, we’ll have to set October 3rd to find out!
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