Comedian and actor Jim Carrey got his start doing impressions – wild facial expressions and bizarre physical movements trademarks of his early comedy – before snagging a role on the sketch comedy show In Living Color in the early 90s, and emerging into stardom with over-the-top and darkly funny characters in Ace Ventura, The Cable Guy, Dumb and Dumber, and many more. Carrey shifted into more serious, and often all-consuming roles in The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, before withdrawing from the spotlight to focus on visual art. After the 2016 election, Carrey turned his creative attention to political cartoons. Memoirs and Misinformation is a semi-autobiographical novel co-authored with Dana Vachon. Vachon is the author of the novel Mergers and Acquisitions. His essays and journalism have appeared in The New York Times, Slate, and Vanity Fair. He lives in Brooklyn.
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