Saturday Night Live: Jim Carrey Announces He's Done Playing Joe Biden

Though the long-running NBC sketch comedy/music series is set to wrap up its year tonight with Kristen Wiig and musical guest Dua Lipa, Saturday Night Live is already making news for the new year. Jim Carrey took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to announce that he was stepping down from impersonating President-Elect Joe Biden. "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," Carrey wrote in his post. "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." No announcement was made as to who would be taking on the role. Kevin Nealon, Jason Sudeikis, Woody Harrelson, and John Mulaney have played Biden in previous outings.

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Here's a look at Carrey's tweet from earlier today:

Here's a look back at what might be Carrey's last turn as Biden (barring a final appearance tonight):

Saturday Night Live's 46th season includes Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang. Che and Jost serve as head writers, with Bryan Tucker serving as senior writer. Lauren Holt (The Filth), Punkie Johnson (Space Force), and Andrew Dismukes (Comedy Central's Colossal ClusterFest, New York Comedy Festival) are joining the cast as feature players. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, with Maya Rudolph joining them as Kamala Harris, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden (Bennett will continue as Michael Pence).

Not including specials and digital series, Saturday Night Live has won over 70 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with over 275 nominations (once again, not including specials and digital series). The long-running sketch comedy and musical series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, produced by Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward, and directed by Don Roy King. Ken Aymong serves as a supervising producer, with Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, and Tom Broecker producing. The series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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