Things We Saw Today: Jim Carrey Retires His Joe Biden Impression on SNL
Plus Eminem, Star Wars, and more!
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!”
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!
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) December 19, 2020
SNL thanked Carrey for his work, tweeting:
Thank you to Jim Carrey for showing up when it mattered ❤️ https://t.co/tLNM0jMhyb
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) December 19, 2020
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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- We can’t stop watching this:
Santa Claus will be coming to town this year, Dr. Anthony Fauci says.
“I took care of that for you,” he says. “…I took a trip up there to the North Pole; I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go.” #CNNSesameStreet pic.twitter.com/CNJ520XTew
— CNN (@CNN) December 19, 2020
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