“The Masks” and “Ace Ventura” star, 58, who has been lengthy identified and beloved by audiences, was tapped by NBC to play the Democratic presidential nominee, 77, all through Season 46 of “Saturday Night time Stay.”
“There was some curiosity on his half,” Lorne Michaels, who helms “SNL,” informed Vulture. “After which we responded, clearly, positively. Nevertheless it got here all the way down to discussions about what the take was. He and Colin Jost had a bunch of talks. He and I as effectively. He’ll give the half power and energy . . . Hopefully it’s humorous.”
The late-night present’s new season will start on Oct. 3. It is going to all kick off with 5 consecutive new exhibits, however hosts and musical company haven’t been introduced.
“SNL” may have a restricted studio viewers when it returns and also will embrace three new featured gamers, Lauren Holt, Punkie Johnson and Andrew Dismukes.