Saturday Night Live aired an epic celebration episode in the wake of Joe Biden's victory over the weekend, and Jim Carrey took his role of the president-elect to a whole new level...
By mercilessly tearing into Donald Trump, of course.
via: GettyThe comedian, who is a loud and proud Democrat, celebrated Biden's victory by rebirthing one of his iconic Ace Ventura one-liners. But, while many found the sketch to be hilarious, others weren't too impressed...
Now, Carrey has always been vocal with his distaste surrounding our country's current leadership.
via: GettyOn several different occasions, he has publicly slammed and criticized the Trump administration.
And he hasn't been shy about naming and shaming the president, either.
via: GettyIn 2018, the actor labeled Trump as a "melanoma."
He has produced a stream of somewhat disturbing artwork on the matter, too.
Since 2016, Carrey has created over a hundred cartoons that protest and mock the Trump Administration, a pastime that some think borders on the obsessive.
https://t.co/PcmTusyiqk— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey)1542577543.0
His art is expressive, to say the least.
He has shared pictures of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in space, Trump crucifying Jesus, and former Environmental Protection Agency Chief, Scott Pruitt vomiting oil.
Has your Presidency jumped the shark? Better call SPACE FORCE! To stupidity and beyond!!! https://t.co/NrLGWEFBsI https://t.co/BZqxmJKjv9— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey)1533941872.0
And not forgetting his disconcerting coronavirus-themed piece...
Carrey had sketched a grotesquely overweight American struggling to breathe as a result of the virus, all while sporting a red cap that bore the ironic slogan: "Make America Die For Him."
191,000 deaths - conservatively. Neutered CDC now suppressing numbers for Trump. Woodward recording proves he knew… https://t.co/L7dJThwiHX— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey)1599719701.0
However, he insists that these bizarre drawings are merely something to make people smile...
All while communicating his thoughts on the country's politics, of course. “It makes me feel better if I can alchemize all of this," he told The New Yorker on his art. “Turn it into something creative and make people on the Twitter feel good."
I looked on Trivago. The cheapest room in Washington is a youth hostel with bunkbeds at $81 a night. The $50 room S… https://t.co/OdUXQUPM5B— Jim Carrey (@Jim Carrey)1522952645.0
But his latest venture may just be his most political yet.
via: GettyIn September, it was confirmed that Carrey was chosen to portray Joe Biden, in the latest season of Saturday Night Live.
Prior to The Mask actor stepping into the role, Biden was portrayed by 3 different people throughout SNL’s 45th season.Woody Harrelson played Biden 3 times, and Jason Sudeikis, who played Biden on SNL during Barack Obama’s presidency, returned to play him earlier this year. John Mulaney also played Biden this February.
SNL took to Twitter to share the news.
"Jim Carrey is our new Joe Biden!" they wrote next to a GIF of Carrey surrounded by his most iconic big-screen characters.
Jim Carrey is our new Joe Biden! https://t.co/hBJPRJl6Ja— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@Saturday Night Live - SNL)1600283263.0
They also announced the 3 new cast members joining the 46th season...
Andrew Dismukes, Lauren Holt, and Punkie Johnson.
Welcome to the cast! 🎉 Andrew Dismukes Lauren Holt Punkie Johnson https://t.co/TwasfjrtMF— Saturday Night Live - SNL (@Saturday Night Live - SNL)1600283075.0
Now, in his new role, Carrey is set to go head-to-head with Alec Baldwin...
via: NBCWho will be returning to the long-running satirical show to rebirth his comical take on President Trump.
SNL boss, Lorne Michaels, explained of the new season:
via: Getty"You’ll see the same people. I mean, Maya Rudolph is coming back, and Alec [Baldwin] will be back. And Jim Carrey is going to do Biden," to Vulture.
Michaels explained that the casting process began with Carrey himself expressing interest in the part...
via: GettyAnd then "it came down to discussions of what his take was… He will give the part energy and strength, and hopefully, it’s funny."
But whether it would be funny was the main question burning on most people's lips.
Despite Carrey's popularity, opinions were seriously divided since his latest role was announced.
@nbcsnl Good lord people. This is comedy. It’s supposed to hopefully make us laugh and forget the hell we’re living… https://t.co/t9GEOzyeqI— K. Downey (@K. Downey)1600285484.0
Though many were excited about Carrey's portrayal of Biden, others weren't too convinced.Some people expressed their distaste for the decision, stating that SNL cares only for "ratings" and not "comedy."
And some even found the whole thing to be incredibly controversial.
Carrey's questionable anti-vaxx history has been thrown into the equation, with some slamming SNL for allowing someone with such a stance to take part in the show.
@nbcsnl I will not watch and I will discourage others. An antivaxxer is the ultimate insult to our intelligence and… https://t.co/9yNhVed1Vw— calichicacine (@calichicacine)1600289285.0
But, regardless of the controversy, the show must go on.
via: GettyAnd go on it did. Carrey went on to portray Biden in a number of different sketches with an uncanny likeness - though, of course, many weren't too impressed with his portrayal, with some calling it "forced" and just "not funny."
And his latest - and final - sketch has fared no differently.
via: YouTubeTo commemorate Biden's victory, SNL aired one final sketch of a Carrey Biden and a Baldwin Trump face-off.
Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris made an appearance too...
via: YouTubeShe even managed to slip into a white suit similar to what the real Harris wore in her first vice-presidential remarks just hours earlier.
But there's one part of the sketch that has everyone talking.
via: YouTubeAs they wrapped up their skit, Carrey and Rudolph mocked Donald Trump's loss by referring to him by his own favorite insult.
And, in true Carrey fashion, the comedian put his own Ace Ventura spin on it.
via: YouTubeThough opinions are seriously divided.
Of course, there are plenty of people who loved it...
But, on the other hand, there are plenty who had dubbed Carrey's move as "childish" and "pathetic."
So what exactly did he do?
via: YouTubeWell, he and Rudolph both labeled Trump as a "loser", while putting their fingers in the shape of an "L" on their foreheads.