Sep 17, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden before live audience on "SNL"

Combination images of Joe Biden and Jim Carrey

Combination images of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and actor-comedian Jim Carrey.

Jim Carrey will play Joe Biden when "Saturday Night Live" returns for its 46th season next month, NBC confirmed in an emailed statement Wednesday.

The big picture: The show is due to return Oct. 3. "'SNL' is planning to have a limited in-studio audience at Rockefeller Center for the upcoming season," a spokesperson said. The show "will work closely" with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's team to ensure it meets requirements to protect against COVID-19, the spokesperson added. "SNL" was produced remotely earlier this year due to the pandemic.

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