However, Carrey soon decided to move to Hollywood, where he began performing at The Comedy Store and, in 1982, appeared on the televised stand-up show An Evening at the Improv.
Despite his increasing popularity as a stand-up comic, Carrey turned his attention to the film and television industries, auditioning to be a cast member for the 1980–81 season of NBC's Saturday Night Live.
The feature received poor reviews, with most criticism aimed at the movie's "blatant commercialism", as characterized by Peter Travers.
In that same year, Carrey reprised his role as Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.
It was a huge box-office success, earning 2 million worldwide in addition to breaking records, with a million opening weekend.Carrey played a TV newsman who unexpectedly receives God's omnipotent abilities when the deity decides to take a vacation.The film received mixed reviews upon release In 2004, Carrey starred in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.He retracted support for the film two months prior to its release.He issued a statement via his Twitter account that, in light of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, "Now in all good conscience I cannot support that level of violence." At age 10, Carrey wrote a letter to Carol Burnett of the Carol Burnett Show pointing out that he was already a master of impressions and should be considered for a role on the show; he was overjoyed when he received a form letter reply.