somebody stop me!
Folks, here's the deal: Jim Carrey is coming to Saturday Night Live as Joe Biden.
The NBC sketch show, which previously announced it would return in October, on Wednesday revealed that Carrey will play Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in its upcoming season. Previously, Biden has been played on SNL by Woody Harrelson, Jason Sudeikis, and John Mulaney. President Trump will once again be played by Alec Baldwin.
SNL also announced that its new season will begin with five consecutive episodes throughout October, which will be filmed at its Rockefeller Center studio for the first time since March. There will be a "limited in-studio audience" for the season, and SNL said that it will work with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to safely accomplish this amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The show finished its last season with episodes filmed remotely.
The show will return with its season premiere the week of the first 2020 presidential debate on Oct. 3.