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Things We Saw Today: Jim Carrey Retires His Joe Biden Impression on SNL

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Jim Carrey has announced that his days playing President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live are over. Carrey impersonated Biden for the first six episodes of this season, leading up to Biden’s decisive win in November. Carrey played opposite Alec Baldwin’s Trump in several debate sketches, where he was joined by Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris. Carrey made the announcement on Twitter, where he wrote, “Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks, I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy’s highest call of duty. I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!”

SNL thanked Carrey for his work, tweeting:

While we never fully bought Carrey as Biden, we’re excited to see who will take on the mantle of playing our next president. Biden was previously played by guest star Woody Harrelson and in previous seasons by John Mulaney and Jason Sudeikis.

Hopefully, SNL will draw from its large cast, who in recent years have been shut out of career-making presidential impersonations in favor of big name guests. My money is on Alex Moffat, a veteran cast member who has already delivered a hilarious turn as Eric Trump, among others.

Who do you think should play Biden? Drop your picks in the comments!

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image: screencap/NBC)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.