It’s official. Jim Carrey, who is known for his wacky brand of comedy and impressive range as an actor, is in agreement to join Saturday Night Live. He’ll be taking on the role of Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Jim Carrey is our new Joe Biden! pic.twitter.com/hBJPRJl6Ja
— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) September 16, 2020
SNL producer Lorne Michaels told Vulture that Carrey actually asked to play the role.
“There was some interest on his part. And then we responded, obviously, positively. But it came down to discussions about what the take was,” Michaels said, adding that Carrey will give the Biden role “energy” and “strength.”
The announcement naturally increased Carrey’s presence in the news as news stories about the actor spiked on September 16. Before the announcement, you can see that Carrey wasn’t covered by online news publishers quite as much.
Before the coverage spike, these are the news headlines associated with the actor.
Jim Carrey Channels Dead Veterans in Anti-Trump Art Based on Atlantic Story
Jim Carrey: “Americans Support Trump Because He Appeals to Their Basest and Most Primitive Urges”
Jim Carrey calls Trump ‘a bourgeois New York con artist’
Comedian Jim Carrey has one big idea for restoring America’s “decency and humanity”
As you can see, Carrey’s major focus has been on politics and current events which isn’t getting quite as much news coverage as his acting and entertainment endeavors. If you’d like to take a closer look at how online news publishers have been covering Carrey you can check out his profile page.