Jim Carrey to Play Biden on ‘SNL’ This Season

Jim Carrey as Jeff Pickles in Showtime's 'Kidding'
Jim Carrey (Image credit: Nicole Wilder/Showtime)

Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden in the new season of Saturday Night Live. The series premieres Oct. 3 on NBC

Saturday Night Live is planning to have what it calls a “limited” audience at Rockefeller Center this season amid the pandemic. Season 46 begins with five weekly programs. 

Carrey got his start on In Living Color. His films include Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. He was on the Showtime series Kidding

Alec Baldwin portrays Biden’s adversary for the White House, President Trump. 

SNL has added three featured players: Laruen Holt from Upright Citizens Brigade, Punkie Johnson, whose credits include Space Force and Adam Ruins Everything, and Andrew Dismukes, an SNL staff writer since season 43. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.