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    Jim Carrey Stepped Down From Impersonating Biden On "SNL," And The Show Announced His Replacement The Same Day

    "Joe, you look different somehow."

    Looks like Saturday Night Live has a new Joe Biden, again!

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    "The backbone of this country" means SNL in this context.

    After just six weeks, Jim Carrey is leaving the building.

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    On Saturday, the actor and comedian tweeted that he was going to be stepping down from the role of impersonating the president-elect.

    Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks,I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President...comedy’s highest call of duty. I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that shit. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!

    It's sad to say goodbye, but at least he gave us this iconic moment.


    Alas, the show must go on! And SNL wasted no time in unveiling a new Biden impersonator...and it's cast member Alex Moffat!

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    Moffat made his debut as Biden during last night's cold open, which also featured Maya Rudolph as VP-elect Kamala Harris and Beck Bennett as current VP Mike Pence.


    Naturally, jokes were made.


    Moffat is the fifth person to play Biden in SNL's 2020 election sketches, following Woody Harrelson, John Mulaney, Jason Sudeikis, and, of course, Carrey.


    Personally, my favorite was Sudeikis, who has the longest history of playing Biden on the show, but Moffat definitely comes closest to matching what the president-elect actually sounds like. Like, uncannily close. He also perfectly matches Biden's cool-granddad energy.

    And it's a choice that makes sense! This season of SNL is being filmed with heavy COVID-19 precautions, and Moffat, as a member of the regular cast, is already based in New York and available to do the show safely.


    Plus, he already has great chemistry with Rudolph as Harris! I'm here for it.

    Best of luck to our new (TV sketch comedy) president! If this first impression is anything to go by, it's destined to be an SNL classic.

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