Alec Baldwin to host Saturday Night Live for 17th time
Alec Baldwin is to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ for a record-breaking 17th time.
The 58-year-old actor is to return as the host of the NBC show on February 11 and will be joined by superstar musical guest, Ed Sheeran.
The ‘It’s Complicated’ star has mockingly impersonated newly-elected President Donald Trump, 70, for various comedy sketches broadcast on ‘SNL’ recently.
But it will be the first time he has delivered the monologue at Studio 8H since 2011.
Until now, Alec held the title of the most ‘SNL’ shows hosted with fellow actor, Steve Martin, 71.
Meanwhile, his brother Stephen Baldwin recently praised his younger sibling for his "brilliant" impression of Trump.
The ‘Usual Suspects’ star backed the businessman for the White House from the first moment he announced he was going to run to be the American leader whereas his older brother has been an outspoken critic of Trump.
Stephen, 50, may be a big supporter of the President-elect but he does enjoy his Alec’s witty impression.
Speaking about his ‘SNL’ skits, he said: "Of course, it’s funny! Yes, Alec, you do a brilliant Trump, baby, and now you got a gig for the next eight years! Did I say four?"
Before Alec does his 17th ‘SNL hosting gig, ‘Twilight’ star Kristen Stewart is to host on February 4.
The 26-year-old actress – who previously admitted she would be terrified to host the show because she is so critical of herself – will feature on the sketch series’ pre-Super Bowl episode next month.
Alessia Cara will be the musical guest.
Speaking in 2010, Kristen admitted she is quite critical when hosts of the show do not live up to her expectations.
She said: "They haven’t asked me to do it. I would love to say yes for sure, but that is really, really scary. I am so critical of myself and then also of people who are on the show. It’s like, ‘Nope, you’re not funny – next!’"