We interrupt your early morning Eagles pregame ritual with a brief note from last night’s SNL. Jim Carrey, who’s done a wonderful job bringing Joe Biden to life on the sketch comedy show, led off the show’s cold open with some Philly flair:
— Russ Joy (@JoyOnBroad) October 18, 2020
Carrey is the fourth actor to take on the role over the past couple of years, joining the likes of hosts Woody Harrelson and John Mulaney, as well as long-time cast member Jason Sudeikis. While I’m not an esteemed theatre director like Anthony SanFilippo, indulge me for a moment.
I find Carrey’s take on the former Vice President to be refreshing. While Mulaney’s mannerisms were spot-on, he didn’t look the part. Harrelson’s Biden said outlandish things, but it never felt like the real thing. Carrey’s Biden, while vastly different from the one Sudeikis portrayed, provides some much-needed levity in the show’s political sketches with an unhinged hilarity harkening back to his days as a leading man in The Mask and Ace Ventura.
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