“I am here and I want to help,” Jim Carrey once said during an In Living Colour sketch. “What am I, invisible? Why is nobody listening to me?”
Lorne Michaels may have passed up the chance to cast Carrey during the 1980-1981 Saturday Night Live season, but he’s certainly made it very apparent over the years that it was one of the worst decisions he’s made during his career as executive producer. Since then, he’s rectified the situation by asking Carey to host the show, once in 1996 and once more in 2011.
As the show enters its 40th season, The Wrap has learned the Canadian comedian extraordinaire will be back for his third hosting gig sometime toward the beginning of the season.
As The Wrap’s Jeff Sneider points out, Carrey’s appearance will probably be in accordance with the release of his upcoming Dumb and Dumber sequel with Jeff Daniels, scheduled to hit theaters on November 14.
The big question now is whether Daniels will make an appearance during the episode to help plug the Dumb and Dumber sequel, probably through a parody sketch, as so many other actors, comedians, and musicians have done before.
The 40th season of Saturday Night Live kicks off on September 27, and will be hosted by Chris Pratt, easily the biggest star of this past summer thanks to both his starring roles in The Lego Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Sarah Silverman is scheduled to host the second show of the season on October 4, while SNL alum Bill Hader will take the stage to host on October 11.