Alec Baldwin to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for Record 17th Time

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Alec Baldwin has been appearing as now-President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live” for quite a while, but only in the capacity of a guest. On Feb. 11, he’ll return again as host.

This will be Baldwin’s 17th time delivering the monologue from the stage at Studio 8H, giving him a new record for most times hosting the show. Ed Sheeran will be the musical guest for the occasion.

Baldwin’s hosting gig puts a probable tweetstorm from President Trump in the forecast. Nearly every Baldwin appearance as Trump has drawn criticism from the man who now resides a 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Baldwin had offered to stop doing the impersonation if Trump released his tax returns — a bone some 264,235 Americans have to pick with the president, according to one petition at However, as of Sunday, Donald Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway (depicted by Kate McKinnon on “SNL”) said Trump would not be releasing his tax returns, breaking with decades of presidential precedent.

The latest episode of “SNL” didn’t have Baldwin-as-Trump, despite airing a mere day after the inauguration. Instead, Beck Bennett as Vladimir Putin addressed America and Trump, telling the President, “You’re not off to a great start, man. I thought you’d be better at this!”

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  1. William Young says:

    Baldwin the rest…a child in adults clothing…

  2. Paul says:

    it’s getting boring they need to cance the show.

  3. Yawner says:

    Yawn. – Didn’t SNL used to be groundbreaking & really funny or something like that?

  4. Izumi says:

    Can’t Alec Baldwin do more than impersonate someone who makes it easy? Why not be creative and do something original that is actually funny and positive. SNL needs help. But don’t ask Katie Rich.

  5. Yvonne says:

    SNL needs to have Baldwin do a series of THE CLOWN (parody of The Crown … Golden Globe winner) with DT as “The Clown” and a cast of supporting cabinet clowns

  6. BJ Sherer says:

    Can’t wait! Keep up the fight, Alec

  7. It is nice to see Alec has a solid steady gig in between Mission Impossible movies, or until he lands another solid steady gig like 30 Rock. As most of the other stuff he did was a little on the fluff side… too many opportunities to get into conflicts with airline stewards, random press reporters, or family phone fights.
    Alec needs that steady anchor to keep himself out of trouble… mostly. So indirectly, he owes Trump a thank you.
    As for SNL… last time I watched that show would have to be in around the Billy Crystal – Dana Carvey eras & all that proceeded. Haven’t watched it since however; completely lost interest.
    As for Trump, honestly he is a comedy goldmine, LOVE the man! Keep it bi-partisan & stick to actually funny material & you will likely get a lot of laughs. Jimmy Fallon messing his hair was just brilliant, funny, watchable.
    Turn it to perpetual partisan political attacks, however… the luster will wear away fast.
    Only vindictive vile losers watch that kind of garbage. Not good people. They will always bring you down. Avoid at all costs!

  8. Clarke says:

    Why does SNL get so much press here? the show is dreadful. Just terrible.

  9. James Hoffa says:

    Oh, boy! More bad Trump impersonations. I can’t wait not to watch.

  10. nightsong says:

    Does anybody really want to see this creep? Hate him. Get lost Baldwin.

  11. Viewer says:

    Great! He’s hilarious!

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