Earlier in the day, Jim Carrey took to Twitter to announce that he won’t be continuing as Joe Biden on Saturday Night Live. The timing of the tweet, hours before the show, felt like it was making way for the unveiling of the next Joe Biden. And by the cold open, we got to see Alex Moffat’s Biden making its debut. Coming in with a cane and going full Willy Wonka, Moffat felt like a pretty good pick. And the impression seemed to get closer to the President Elect than Carrey’s had.
Playing a presidential figure is oftentimes great exposure, especially when you’ve got a President with a good sense of humor about it. We can’t wait to see what he does with the role. Congrats, Alex!