Alec Baldwin 'overjoyed' to lose job playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin 'overjoyed' to lose job playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.
Photo credit: Twitter / Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is celebrating the end of his four-year run playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live as the current US president is set to be replaced by Joe Biden in a few months. 

"I don't believe I've ever been this overjoyed to lose a job before!" Baldwin tweeted after news of Biden's election victory broke. 

"What a remarkable thing it is to see and hear the City of NY, my home for over 40 years, come alive again.

"So, so, so much joy here." 

Baldwin, who's impression of Trump became a mainstay of the comedy sketch show, also shared a snap of him dressed as the former Apprentice star for what may be the last time. 

Baldwin's Trump held a sign that read 'You're Welcome' in the photo, captioned "It's been fun." 

"It will be comforting when we have a president who doesn't tweet twice as much as I do," Baldwin said in another tweet. 

The latest episode of SNL was taped just a few hours after the presidential race was called in Biden's favour, with Baldwin's Trump echoing the current president's refusal to concede. 

 "As anyone who died halfway through Tuesday knows, I was re-elected president of the United States," Baldwin's Trump said in the episode, before playing a rendition of The Village People's 'Macho Man' on the piano. 

Meanwhile, Jim Carrey and Maya Rudolph starred as Biden and his Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. 

Carrey's Biden swore to be the President of the United States "for all Americans, whether you're from a liberal state like California or a conservative state like Oklahoma or a cracked-out mess like Florida."