Jim Carrey announces he will no longer play Joe Biden on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and the show’s fans are not surprised

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  • Jim Carrey said on Saturday that his role as President-elect Joe Biden on "Saturday Night Live" has come to an end.
  • In a tweet, the actor alluded to his resignation from his portrayal of Biden on the NBC comedy sketch show: "I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens."
  • "Saturday Night Live" confirmed Carrey's step down from the role as Biden but has not announced who will portray the president-elect in the future.
  • The season finale of "SNL" premieres tonight on NBC at 11:30 pm ET and will be hosted by Kristen Wiig.
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Jim Carrey said on Saturday that his term playing President-elect Joe Biden on "Saturday Night Live" has come to an end.

In a tweet, the actor alluded to his resignation from his portrayal of Biden on the NBC comedy sketch show.

"Though my term was only meant to be 6 weeks,I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President…comedy's highest call of duty. I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that s—. But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting SNL Bidens!" he wrote.

The official "Saturday Night Live" Twitter account confirmed Carrey's step down from the role, saying: "Thank you to Jim Carrey for showing up when it mattered."

On this season of "Saturday Night Live," Carrey starred alongside Maya Rudolph, who has played now-Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The show has not noted if Rudolph's role as Harris will change.

Carrey's resignation from parodying the president-elect didn't seem to come as a surprise to many fans of "Saturday Night Live" on Twitter pointed out that tonight's episode is the end of the season, anyway.

The actor's impressions as Biden were not always met with praise, as is apparent from critiques of his performances on previous "SNL" episodes.

Several fans expressed excitement at a new star playing Biden in future episodes. Some users suggested that the show bring back former cast member Jason Sudeikis, who formerly impersonated Biden. "Saturday Night Live" has yet to announce who will take Carrey's place.

The season finale of "Saturday Night Live" airs tonight on NBC at 11:30 pm ET. It will be hosted by Kristen Wiig and feature musical guest Dua Lipa. 

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