On Saturday, Jim Carrey announced he will not repeat his role as President-elect Joe Biden Saturday Night Live:
Although my term had to be only 6 weeks, I was delighted to be elected as your SNL president … the highest duty of comedy. I want to move forward with the knowledge that Biden is the winner because I nailed that shit. But I’m just one in a long line of proud, sweeping SNL Bidens!
– Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) 19 December 2020
In his tweet, Carrey calls Biden’s play ‘comedy’s highest call.’
“I would like to continue knowing that Biden is the winner, because I nailed that shit,” he continued. ‘But I’m just one in a long line of pride, fighting SNL Bidens! ‘
While Carrey has been alluding, he is by no means the first Biden pretends to be in the program. Both Woody Harrelson and John Mulaney has appeared as a former vice president in the past year. The first time Carrey appeared when the president-elect came was when the program returned for the 46th season on October 3, often with Maya Rudolph as the elected vice president Kamala Harris by his side.
The official SNL The Twitter account tweeted Carrey again, thanking him for “showing up when it matters”:
Seeing as Alec Baldwin was “delighted” to lose his role as Trump on SNL, it is not surprising that Carrey does not want to commit himself (at least) four years as president. SNL has not announced who Biden will play next – a cast or a guest – but whoever it is needs to get used to saying ‘malarkey’ a lot.