Jim Carrey out as Joe Biden character on ‘SNL’; Alex Moffat steps in

Alex Moffat steps in as next Joe Biden portrayed on 'SNL'

Jim Carrey has decided to end his impersonation of President-elect Joe Biden on “Saturday Night Live.”

The actor, who portrayed Biden on the first six episodes of this season’s “SNL,” made the announcement Saturday afternoon in a tweet.

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Hours later, the NBC variety show introduced its new Biden: Cast member Alex Moffat.

Vice President Mike Pence, played by Beck Bennett, was center stage in the show’s cold opening Saturday night. Bennett’s Pence received a COVID-19 vaccine on live television to open the show.

Biden, played by Moffat, then limped onstage with a medical boot on his foot before doing a somersault.

When Bennett’s Pence character noted that that Biden looked “different, somehow, Moffat said that, ”I’m like Colonel Sanders. Every time you see me, I’m a different guy,” Moffat’s Biden said. “This time next year I’m going to be Mario Lopez.”

“Though my term was only meant to be six weeks, I was thrilled to be elected as your SNL President ... comedy’s highest call of duty,” Carrey tweeted earlier Saturday. “I would love to go forward knowing that Biden was the victor because I nailed that (expletive). But I am just one in a long line of proud, fighting ‘SNL’ Bidens.”

“SNL” answered with its own tweet, writing, “Thank you to Jim Carrey for showing up when it mattered.”

The other actors who have portrayed Biden were Woody Harrelson and Jason Sudeikis, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Carrey’s sketches during the 46th season of “SNL” generally found him playing off Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump and Maya Rudolph as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris,