Jim Carrey has been set to play Joe Biden on the upcoming 46th season of “Saturday Night Live.” In additional news, Lorne Michaels has added three new comedians to his cast: Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson and Andrew Dismukes.
“SNL” plans to start the new season with five consecutive shows: Oct. 3, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31.
The NBC sketch-comedy staple aims to have a “limited” live audience at Rockefeller Center’s Studio 8H. “The show will work closely with Gov. Cuomo’s team” on that, according to notes sent to press.
Below are the new players’ bios:
Lauren Holt is an actor, comedian, singer and improviser. She was a house performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade theater in Los Angeles and starred in the independent web series “The Filth” as well as the short film “Parent Teacher Conference,” for which she received a Best Actress nomination at the Atlanta Comedy Film Festival. Punkie Johnson is a comedian and writer whose recent credits include “Space Force,” “Corporate,” “Adam Ruins Everything” and “Bill Burr Presents: The Ringers.” She was a New Face at the Just for Laughs Festival in 2019 and is a proud paid regular at the world famous Comedy Store in Hollywood.
Andrew Dismukes has served as an “SNL” staff writer since season 43. He is a stand-up comedian who was selected for the 2017 New Faces Showcase at the Just for Laughs Festival and has performed at other festivals, including Comedy Central’s Colossal ClusterFest and the New York Comedy Festival.
The rest of the “SNL” cast is set to return.
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