Popular actor and comedian Jim Carrey is all set to play Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The actor has been locked by long-running variety show Saturday Night Live (SNL) to parody the former US Vice President as the show gears up to put a satirical touch on the run-up to Election Day – typically one of the series’ most influential periods, reported Variety.
Carrey, who's coming off Showtime's Kidding and feature film Sonic the Hedgehog, will be the third person to play Biden on SNL this year. Former SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis played an affable, loud-talking version of Biden in past seasons, and Woody Harelson took on Biden duties as the show lampooned recently Democratic primary debates.
NBC plans to launch the 46th season of “Saturday Night Live” on October 3, the start of five consecutive broadcasts of the program. The show intends on having a live studio audience for the episode, albeit in limited numbers. It will work with the relevant authorities to stay abreast of health and safety concerns.
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