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SNL shares first look at Jim Carrey as Presidential hopeful Joe Biden

Tom Butler
·Senior Editor
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Watch: First look at Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

Jim Carrey suits up to get in character as presidential nominee Joe Biden in a teaser for the new season of Saturday Night Live.

The Hollywood star will play the White House hopeful opposite Maya Rudolph, who returns as Mr Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris.

In a trailer for the long-running sketch show, Carrey dons a grey wig, dark-coloured suit and aviator sunglasses while perfecting Mr Biden’s smile.

Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live. (NBC/YouTube)
Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Saturday Night Live. (NBC/YouTube)

The teaser also confirmed Alec Baldwin will be returning as President Donald Trump.

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Season 46 of Saturday Night Live returns on 3 October, with comedian Chris Rock on hosting duties and superstar rapper Megan Thee Stallion as the musical guest.

The role of Mr Biden was previously played by Woody Harrelson and Jason Sudeikis.

The next few weeks look certain to provide fertile ground for Saturday Night Live’s writers, as voters in the US prepare for the presidential election on 3 November.

Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris greet supporters outside the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention, held virtually amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, on August 20, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)
Former vice-president and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (L) and Senator from California and Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris. (Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

Biden’s opponent in the upcoming election US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania have both tested positive for coronavirus and are in quarantine.

Mr Trump announced his diagnosis in a tweet in the early hours of Friday, following a positive test from one of his closest aides.

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