Jeff Daniels Wants Jim Carrey to "Go Easy" on Joe Biden on 'SNL'

Stephen Colbert and Jeff Daniels
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'The Comey Rule' star also shared how he thought Carrey might approach playing the Democratic presidential nominee in the episodes leading up to the 2020 presidential election while appearing on 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Wednesday night. 

Jeff Daniels says he's eager to see what long-time friend and collaborator Jim Carrey has planned for his Saturday Night Live run as Joe Biden.

On Wednesday's The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, The Comey Rule star was asked whether he'd spoken to his Dumb and Dumber co-star about the highly anticipated SNL gig. Daniels shared that he had reached out to the comedian and recent author about taking on the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee, jokingly telling him not to go too hard on Biden.

"I texted him," Daniels said. "I said, 'Go easy, man. We need him.'"

The Kidding star was announced to play the presidential candidate part of the NBC sketch comedy series' 46th season earlier this month and will appear on the show when it officially returns on Oct. 3 with five consecutive weeks of live shows. Carrey's involvement was revealed alongside the news that Alec Baldwin and SNL alum Maya Rudolph would also be returning to play Donald Trump and Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, respectively.

After sharing that Carrey is "excited to do it," Daniels took a few guesses about how the Sonic the Hedgehog actor might approach his role as Biden, who has often been portrayed by former SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis.

"I want to see what he's gonna do," Daniels told Colbert. "You gotta figure he's gonna go with the aviator glasses and the teeth — the half-smile.”

Watch the full segment below.