Alex Moffat takes over Jim Carrey as Joe Biden from SNL
For the past couple of years, Saturday Night Live has had a revolving door from Joe Bidens – from Jason Sudeikis to Woody Harrelson to Jim Carrey – and the show has officially introduced the newest actor to put on the white wig. Carrey, who played Biden for the first handful of episodes of season 46, announced on Twitter that he was stepping down and wrote that he was “just one in a long line of proud fighting SNL Bidens.” Subsequently, on Saturday, Alex Moffat was officially inducted into the Hall of Bidens and took over the role in the face of Carrey’s departure. He came over to reveal the new him during the cold opening that Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence got the COVID-19 vaccine at.
“Joe, you look a bit different,” said Bennett’s pence. “I’m like Colonel Sanders – every time you see me I’m a different guy,” replied Moffats Biden. “There’s a good chance I’ll be Mario Lopez around this time next year.” The men were joined by Kamala Harris from Maya Rudolph, who (luckily) was there to drag Moffat’s Biden away before he could talk about Kwanzaa.
Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. on NBC.