SNL Revisits Dueling Town Halls With Biden and Trump in Cold Open

Well, Saturday Night Live opted to become the embodiment of the “Why not both?” meme with this week. The most recent cold open for the show tackled the dueling town halls held earlier this week (in lieu of another debate because someone, and I’m not saying who, but someone decided not to cooperate) for President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Image via NBC

The one big positive takeaway on this cold open is that it’s nice to see Carrey’s Biden impression improving drastically since the Season 46 premiere just two weeks ago. Carrey has reined in his take on Joe, and is getting eerily good at the Democratic candidate’s slightly raspy, assured vocal quality. The writers still know to give Carrey some raucous moments to play — like when he just walks off the stage making jokes about the Philadelphia Flyers at the top of the sketch — but, charmingly, are now allowing Carrey to just play a Biden that makes nice pleas to God on TV or sings the Mister Rogers Neighborhood theme song. It’s just as funny and far more interesting to watch.

Saturday Night Live Season 46 airs on NBC on Saturday night at 11/10c. Watch two town halls duke it out for laughs below. For more, check out our round-up of the best shows streaming on Peacock.

Allie Gemmill is the Weekend Contributing Editor for Collider. You can follow them on Twitter .

Read More