Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden in new season of Saturday Night Live

Comedy legend Jim Carrey will play presidential hopeful Joe Biden in the upcoming season of Saturday Night Live, the show confirmed on Wednesday.

Carrey will follow in the footsteps of Jason Sudeikis and Woody Harrelson, who have both played the veteran politician in previous seasons of the famous show.

— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@nbcsnl) September 16, 2020 The news may come as a surprise to some given that Carrey is not part of the SNL cast and that Jason Sudeikis was renowned for his excellent performances as Biden.

However, the famous sketch show has attempted to recruit more outside talent in recent years, including Robert De Niro as Robert Mueller, Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump.

SNL has proved to be politically relevant in the past, with comedians Tina Fey and Larry David gaining notoriety for their excellent performances as Sarah Palin and Bernie Sanders respectively.

The comedy sketch show is also set to take place in front of a live audience for the first time since March with producers also confirming the news on Wednesday.

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