SNL Announces Alec Baldwin To Host Show For The 17th Time

Katie Jerkovich | Contributor

NBC just announced that Alec Baldwin will host “Saturday Night Live” next month making it his 17th time doing so and setting a record for the most times hosting the late night show.

On Monday, TV officials reported that the 58-year-old actor — who has spent the last few months impersonating President Donald Trump on the late night sketch comedy show — will take over hosting duties in February for what is sure to be a show full of surprises. (RELATED: EPIC FAIL: Alec Baldwin Attempts To Mock Trump, Fails Miserably)

Host Alec Baldwin speaks during the NFL Honors award show in New York in this file photo taken February 1, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files

(photo: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/Files)

“Just going to put this here,” the official Twitter account for the show tweeted on Monday. (RELATED: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sees Season Ratings High)

Baldwin was noticeably absent on SNL on Saturday the day after Trump was sworn-in as the 45th president, but mocking the president has so far been good for business.

SNL had one of their biggest ratings in eight years in October after they mocked Trump after a general election presidential debate when Baldwin played Trump and Kate McKinnnon played Hillary Clinton. The show averaged a 6.1 in Nielsen’s metered market households.

Trump has not appreciated the impersonations and tweeted his disgust following Baldwin’s portrayal of him last week.

“NBCNews is bad but Saturday Night Live is the worst of NBC,” Trump tweeted. “Not funny, cast is terrible, always a complete hit job. Really bad television!”

 

The show on February 11 will also feature musical guest Ed Sheeran.

Katie Jerkovich

Contributor

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