Ahead of its return Saturday, “SNL” showed off the first look at Jim Carrey’s Joe Biden, along with Maya Rudolph’s return as Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris.
“SNL” returns for its 46th season on Saturday with host Chris Rock and musical guest Megan Thee Stallion. Alec Baldwin will return for his fifth season portraying Donald Trump, while castmember Beck Bennett will again play current Vice President Mike Pence.
Watch a video of Carrey’s and Rudolph’s transformation into the Democratic hopefuls above.
The longrunning NBC sketch comedy series is starting off its 46th season with five consecutive shows, leading up to the Nov. 3 election.
After finishing last season with a trio of remotely-produced “At Home” episodes, “SNL” will have a “limited” in-studio audience this season in its return to Rockefeller Center, and will test all attendees for COVID-19 upon entry.
As previously announced, the entire Season 45 “SNL” cast is set to return for Season 46, with Ego Nwodim upgraded to the main cast. “SNL” will feature three newcomers in Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson and Andrew Dismukes. Holt is an actor, comedian, singer and improviser and comes from the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles, while Johnson is a comedian and writer whose recent credits include “Space Force,” “Corporate,” “Adam Ruins Everything” and “Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers.” Dismukes has been a writer on the show for the past three years.