"Saturday Night Live" Will Return In-Studio with Jim Carrey as Joe Biden!
Two-time Golden Globe Award winner and legendary comedian Jim Carrey will take on the role of Vice President Joe Biden for the upcoming season of SNL
Saturday Night Live will be back in the studio for its 46th season October 3rd live from Studio 8H in 30 Rock.
This comes nearly seven months since the show's last in-studio appearance on March 7, hosted by Daniel Craig.
In light of Covid-19, the show is planning to have a limited in-studio audience for the upcoming season.
SNL has added THREE featured players to its cast for the 46th season...
Punkie Johnson is a comedian and writer whose recent credits include “Space Force,” “Corporate,” “Adam Ruins Everything” and “Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers.” She was a New Face at the Just for Laughs Festival in 2019 and is a proud paid regular at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood.
Lauren Holt is an actor, comedian, singer and improviser. She was a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles and starred in the independent web series “The Filth” as well as the short film “Parent Teacher Conference,” for which she received a Best Actress nomination at the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival.
Andrew Dismukes has served as an “SNL” staff writer since season 43. He is a stand-up comedian who was selected for the 2017 New Faces Showcase at the Just for Laughs Festival and has performed at other festivals, including Comedy Central’s Colossal ClusterFest and the New York Comedy Festival.
In addition, Ego Nwodim was promoted to main cast member for the new season.
I know I'm not the only one looking forward to this new season, which happens to air a month before the November presidential election. The cast is more diverse than ever before and with Covid, Trump and the current social climate of America...there will be no lack of relevant material.
*Diversity is more than just a trend for SNL. As part of the newly created “The SNL Scholarship Program,” “SNL” has partnered with four comedy schools – The PIT, The Second City, The Groundlings and UCB – to fund a scholarship program for students of diverse backgrounds to advance their comedy careers.*