Jim Carrey to play Joe Biden on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Presumably, there will be a lot of work for him and Carrey as “SNL” prepares to cover presidential election season: NBC has said the show will air five new episodes to begin its season, from October 3 through October 31. No hosts or musical guests were immediately announced for these shows.

These will be the first live episodes that “SNL” will broadcast since the coronavirus shutdown in March. The show was forced to end last season with several remotely produced episodes.

NBC said in a press release that it plans to allow “a limited studio audience at Rockefeller Center” for these new shows and said “SNL” will “work closely” with the New Governor’s team. York, Andrew M. Cuomo, in pursuing this plan.

“SNL” said it has added three new featured artists to its cast: Lauren Holt, an in-house artist at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in Los Angeles; Punkie Johnson, who has appeared on shows like “Space Force” and “Corporate”; and Andrew Dismukes, who worked as an editor for “SNL”

NBC also said “SNL” will work with comedy training programs at PIT, Second City, the Groundlings and Upright Citizens Brigade to fund “a scholarship program for students from diverse backgrounds to advance their careers in comedy. .

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