JIM CARREY MAKES DEBUT AS JOE BIDEN IN SNL SEASON 46 PREMIERE, PARODIES FIRST PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
Jim Carrey was joined by Alec Baldwin and SNL alum Maya Rudolph, who reprised her role as Joe Biden’s vice presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris
Jim Carrey stepped into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s shoes for the season 46 premiere of Saturday Night Live.
The show kicked off with the cold open, which parodied the first presidential debate that took place in Cleveland on Tuesday. “We thought it was important to see it again since it might be the only presidential debate,” the narrator said. Carrey, 58, portrayed Biden, Alec Baldwin returned as President Donald Trump and Beck Bennett was moderator Chris Wallace.
Walking out with a pair of Biden’s signature aviator sunglasses, Carrey copied the former vice president’s voice and mannerisms before he pulled out a tape measure to check the distance between the podiums and adjusted it few inches back. “You did take the COVID test you promised you’d take in advance,” Bennett’s Wallace asked before Baldwin’s Trump replied: “Absolutely, scout’s honor.” READ MORE
‘SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE’ STARTS SEASON 46 WITH ALEC BALDWIN AND JIM CARREY RECREATING THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE
The moment comedy fans have long-been waiting for has finally arrived: NBC late-night sketch series “Saturday Night Live” returned for its 46th season on Oct. 3, jumping right into the political news of the times with a cold open sketch about the first presidential debate, which took place on Sept. 29.
“We thought it was important to see it again, since it might be the only presidential debate,” the narrator said at the start of the sketch, which you can watch above.
After rotating guest stars portrayed former vice president and current democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden in Season 45, Jim Carrey slipped into the white wig for this premiere sketch, and for the season going forward. He was joined by Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump, and Beck Bennett, who played Fox News’ Chris Wallace, who moderated. READ MORE
JIM CARREY’S BIDEN HITS PAUSE ON ALEC BALDWIN’S TRUMP ON ‘SNL’ PREMIERE
“Look, man, I’m a nice guy, but if you give me any more guff, I’ll rip your face off like a mad chimp,” Carrey’s Biden threatens in the cold open.
A wacky Jim Carrey played Joe Biden on “Saturday Night Live” as a barely-in-control candidate at the presidential debate so furious with Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump that he’s close to exploding.
“Look, man, I’m a nice guy, but if you give me any more guff, I’ll rip your face off like a mad chimp,” says Carrey’s version of Biden in the first cold open of “SNL’s” 46th season.
Referring to Trump’s hair, Carrey taps into his inner Grinch and threatens: “I’ll rip that thing off your head and burn it and bury it in the pet cemetery where it came from.” READ MORE
JIM CARREY MAKES SHAKY JOE BIDEN DEBUT ON ‘SNL,’ MAYA RUDOLPH’S KAMALA HARRIS CRACKS A ‘WAP’ JOKE
Live from New York, it’s Saturday night, once again.
After moving to a virtual, video-chat heavy episode format in the spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, “Saturday Night Live” returned to mostly normal form in its Season 46 premiere, back in Studio 8H in New York City with an audience (made up of first responders in masks) and host Chris Rock. Only now the shots of the cast in the main titles included a lot more masks.
The venerated sketch comedy show announced last month that Jim Carrey would portray former Vice President Joe Biden, and Carrey was ready with a white wig and aviator sunglasses. However try as the cold open might, the past week in the real world was just too hard to parody. READ MORE