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Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden on 'Saturday Night Live'

Jim Carrey is the new man around Rockefeller Center.

The actor, 58, has been tapped to play 2020 Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on the upcoming season of “Saturday Night Live,” which is set to premiere on Oct. 3.

NBC confirmed the news on Wednesday.

Carrey is succeeding Jason Sudeikis and Woody Harrelson, who played the part in previous seasons.

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“There was some interest on his part,” EP Lorne Michaels told Vulture about casting Carrey. “And then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was. He and [head writer/cast member] Colin Jost had a bunch of talks. He and I as well.”

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File))

“He will give the part energy and strength, and … [Laughs.] Hopefully it’s funny,” Michaels added.

Michaels also confirmed that Alec Baldwin is returning as President Donald Trump, Maya Rudolph will once again play Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, and Beck Bennett is coming back as Vice President Mike Pence.

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“SNL” is planning on broadcasting from the historic Studio 8H and has added three new cast members for Season 46 – Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson and Andrew Dismukes.

The Emmy-winning series also plans on having “a limited in-studio audience.”

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