“Saturday Night Live” is known for its comical political commentary – especially during election years, when the show often parodies politicians so well that some may not be able to tell if they’re looking at Sarah Palin or Tina Fey. This season, “SNL” has cast a new actor to play Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Jim Carrey.

“SNL” announced in a tweet Wednesday that Carrey, who has hosted the show several times, will play Biden. In years past, the show has surprised fans with their casting choices – keeping many choices under wraps until the live show.

Carrey follows in several actors’ footsteps. Most recently, former “SNL” cast member Jason Sudeikis and actor Woody Harrelson played the 77-year-old politician.

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