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SNL debuts new Joe Biden after Jim Carrey bids farewell to the role

Saturday Night Live has a new Joe Biden.

Cast member Alex Moffat will portray the president-elect on the sketch comedy show going forward. Jim Carrey announced Saturday on Twitter that he'd be stepping down from the role, which he said was always meant to be temporary.

Moffat is the latest in a line of cast members and guest stars to portray the former senator and vice president, including Jason Sudeikis, Woody Harrelson, and John Mulaney. He made his first appearance in the role during Saturday's cold open, which parodied Vice President Mike Pence's (portrayed by Beck Bennett) COVID-19 vaccination. Moffat's Biden entered carrying a cane and wearing a walking boot, a nod to the real Biden's broken foot, before launching from a limp into a somersault. Watch the full clip below. Tim O'Donnell