Jim Carrey Returns To Host ‘SNL’ Prior To ‘Dumb And Dumber To’ Release
It’s been three years since Jim Carrey hosted Saturday Night Live. For those who can’t get enough of the quirky actor, he’ll be back to host SNL on Oct. 25.
— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) October 12, 2014
Mashable reports that it was rumored for weeks that Carrey would be hosting the show. The speculation was finally put to rest during Saturday’s night’s episode when it was finally confirmed that he will return to the SNL stage later this month.
With Jim Carrey hosting and Iggy Azalea set to perform, there is no doubt that Oct. 25 show will bring in a massive amount of viewers.
Carey’s appearance this month will be his third, and more than likely not his last. Back in the early 80s, he auditioned to become a member of the Saturday Night Live cast. Surprisingly, he was rejected, only to be asked to host the show in 1996. He returned to host again 15 years later in January 2011.
Jim’s upcoming appearance on Saturday Night Live will happen just three weeks before he returns to the big screen as Lloyd Christmas in the movie, Dumb and Dumber To. The movie is set to release in theaters across the nation on Nov. 14, with Jeff Daniels returning as Carrey’s goofy pal, Harry Dunne.
“20 years after the dimwits set out on their first adventure, they head out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney.”
The L.A. Times reports that Jim Carrey realized a few years ago that he wanted to film a sequel to the 1994 hit movie, Dumb and Dumber, after watching it in a hotel room while he was traveling. He reportedly called the Farrelly brothers, who wrote and directed the original movie, and said that he wanted to film “that kind of movie,” — his request set the sequel into motion.
Prior to filming Dumb and Dumber To, Carrey made a brief appearance as Canadian News anchor, Scott Riles in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. According to The Wire Jim’s cameo appearance didn’t make a very big impact and he was “just there for star power.”
There is no doubt Jim Carrey’s star power and unique sense of humor will be in full effect when he returns to hosts Saturday Night Live on Oct. 25. Will you be tuning in to watch?
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