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Alec Baldwin Breaks 'SNL' Record by Hosting Season 37 Premiere

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 3rd 2011 5:00AM
Alec BaldwinHis Schweddy Balls are already the stuff of legend, and now 'Saturday Night Live' frequent flyer Alec Baldwin is set to break the long-running show's hosting record.

Baldwin is currently tied with Steve Martin for the 'SNL' record after he hosted the show for the 15th time last year. However, executive producer Lorne Michaels told reporters that Baldwin is now set to break Martin's record by hosting the Season 37 premiere in the fall.

'Mike & Molly' star Melissa McCarthy is lined up to host the second episode of the new season.

Baldwin pulls double duty as the star of Michaels' other NBC show, '30 Rock,' which is, of course, a fictionalized version of 'SNL.'

But Baldwin doesn't keep being asked back to host 'SNL' because of '30 Rock,' it's because he's great at it. With the ability to keep a straight face whilst coming out with the most outrageous double-entendres, and delivering a great line in celebrity impersonations, Baldwin has carved an 'SNL' niche so memorable that he was given his own 'Best Of' DVD, a rare privilege for non-cast members.

Earlier this year former 'SNL' cast member Ana Gasteyer let slip that Baldwin's Schweddy Balls would be immortalized by ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's. "[The sketch] has this crazy, massive popularity that's kind of had a half life since I left the show," she said. "Ben & Jerry's is coming out with a Schweddy Balls ice cream for Christmas this year."

Ben & Jerry's has not yet commented on the rumors.



Check out some of Alec Baldwin's other great 'SNL' bits here.

'Saturday Night Live' Season 37 premieres Saturday Sept. 24th on NBC.

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janetjtempe

This is one of the reasons I stopped watching SNL. Stale old hosts or phenom kid hosts.

August 03 2011 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
devinmcmusters

This is the man who called his 14 year old daughter a “rude, thoughtless little pig."
A pathetic excuse for a human being.

August 03 2011 at 8:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Ben Williams

You know, i have called my parents worse, and I'm pretty sure they've said some bad thing about me. And guess what...we still love each other. People say horrible things because they're human and make mistakes. Sad thing is, his was made public. People really need to let this go already.

August 03 2011 at 12:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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