Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden on 'SNL'

 edition.cnn.com  09/16/2020 20:51:56  2

The variety series will return just in time to mock the 2020 presidential election when it debuts on October 3. The series will premiere with five consecutive episodes leading up to the election on November 3.

Carrey is a surprising choice to play Biden considering that he's not a part of the cast and that former cast member Jason Sudeikis is known for playing Biden.

"SNL" usually nabs more attention during election years, and incorporating Carrey into the mix with Baldwin's Trump should provide buzzy moments as the show takes on the debates and other news surrounding the election.

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The other big piece of news for "SNL" on Wednesday is that the show is set to be back in front of a live audience again.

"SNL" is planning on having "a limited in-studio audience" at Rockefeller Center for this season, its 46th on television, NBC announced. It'll be the first time "SNL" has aired from Studio 8H since March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
After production shut down, "SNL" followed up with a virtual show in April titled "Saturday Night Live At Home."
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