JIM Carrey played Joe Biden for the first time on Saturday Night Live – and revelled in Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.
The NBC late-night sketch series returned on Saturday night and jumped into the re-enactment of the recent debate between the president and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
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The series opened its 46th season, returning to the studio this week after the coronavirus pandemic halted production.
Alec Baldwin returned to play Trump, while Carrey made his debut as Biden.
In the sketch, Baldwin’s Trump commandeered the debate in the same fashion as on Tuesday, trying to trip up Biden by interrupting and insulting him.
Meanwhile, Carrey’s Biden tried to maintain his anger by breathing into a paper brown bag and talking to himself.
But then Biden pulled out a remote control and “paused” Trump during his closing statement.
“Sorry, but I think we all needed a break,” he said.
“Isn’t that satisfying? Just not to hear his voice for a single goddamn second? Let’s wallow in it. Let’s bask in the Trumplessness.”
Speaking directly to the American people, Biden said, “Look at me. Look directly into my eyeballs. You can trust me because I believe in science and karma.
“Now, just imagine if science and karma could somehow team up and send us all a message about how dangerous this virus can be.
“I’m not saying I want it to happen. Just imagine if it did.
“So this November, please get on the Biden train, which is literally a commuter train to Delaware and we can all make America not actively on fire again.”
The show was hosted by Chris Rock who stepped onstage with a mask before snatching it off to perform his monologue.
He opened in front of a live audience, which included about two dozen first responders who all wore masks.
Rock joked about how the coronavirus pandemic has ruined much of 2020.
The actor-comedian also sarcastically showed empathy toward Trump being hospitalized after his virus diagnosis.
“President Trump is in the hospital from COVID, and I just want to say that my heart goes out to COVID,” he joked.
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