Saturday Night Live : Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden

Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden

With Joe Biden running for US president, NBC's live sketch-comedy series Saturday Night Live needs a celebrity to play him. Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has gotten the role, Saturday Night Live announced on Wednesday.

"There was some interest on his part, and then we responded, obviously, positively," SNL producer Lorne Michaels told Vulture. "But it came down to discussions about what the take was. He will give the part energy and strength, and hopefully, it's funny."

SNL will also start the new season with five consecutive shows on Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31. This is the first time in the show's long history it will have this many back-to-back episodes.

"I made the decision early on … that we would do something we hadn't done before, which was five shows in a row," Michaels said. "Because there are four debates and then it's Halloween, and that's the weekend before the election. And sadly, if the election gets extended, then we'll be doing six or seven shows in a row."

The show also announced that three new comedians – Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson and Andrew Dismukes – have been added to the cast for the new season.

In line with social distancing protocol, the show will also have a limited in-studio audience at Rockefeller Center in New York City, and will "work closely with Governor Cuomo's team."

SNL premieres its new season on NBC on Oct. 3.

https://www.cnet.com/news/jim-carrey-to-play-joe-biden-on-snl-new-season-starts-oct-3/

Re: Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden

jim carrely does look like biden so it's a good choice.

Re: Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden

Nothing can save SNL, not even Jim Carrey. zzzz

Re: Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden

In line with social distancing protocol, the show will also have a limited in-studio audience at Rockefeller Cente

Good. It was so cringe when the cheering outburst for Amy Phoeler or Tina Fey just for walking in and making an appearance. Fck SNL.

30 seconds after the Challenger blew up he's on the phone selling NASA stock short. Mr. Nice Guy!

Re: Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden



Schrodinger's Cat walks into a bar, and doesn't. 😼

Re: Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden

Chris Rock will be the host.

Re: Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden



Schrodinger's Cat walks into a bar, and doesn't. 😼

Re: Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden

You will end up watching it because the curiosity will get to you.

Re: Saturday Night Live returns in October with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden

Nope. Wrong, Billy Bob.



Schrodinger's Cat walks into a bar, and doesn't. 😼
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