Posts tagged as alec baldwin

Alec Baldwin: Future 'Portlandia' Meat Salesmen?

Fred Armisen is on this week's episode of Alec Baldwin's podcast, Here's The Thing. It's a fun conversation about Armisen's career and features a particularly touching moment when he calls Carrie Brownstein his soulmate. But the best part might come at the end, when Alec Baldwin reveals that the whole interview was just a ploy to get a cameo on Portlandia:

Baldwin: Can I play a customer on Portlandia? Can I come to a restaurant?

Armisen: Any time.

Baldwin: Can I come and just do something? Order a–

Armisen: Any time.

Baldwin: Who would I play? What would I order?

Armisen: I think you would come from Southern California and you’d order all [...]

Louis C.K. and Andrew Dice Clay Part of the Totally Normal Cast of Woody Allen's Next Film

OK, here’s the cast in alphabetical order: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Michael Emerson, Sally Hawkins and Peter Sarsgaard. It seems normal until you get to The Diceman and Benjamin Linus. No word on what the film is about but it is set in San Francisco so… obviously… umm… Maybe, the film is about Alec Baldwin (the Woody Allen surrogate) playing a former comedian, who now is a television executive, who visits San Francisco with his actress wife (played by Cate Blanchett as a Diane Keaton type) to visit his son (Sarsgaard) who is about to marry a woman (Hawkins) but  is [...]

Kristen Wiig on Why She Was Drawn to Improv

"I think it was improv. It was watching people be on stage, acting without a script. There was something in me that was like, 'I want to do that. I know I can do that.' For some reason it was less scary to me than having words in front of me, because I think when you’re handed a script you know that you’re supposed to do it in a certain way, and people will think, 'How is she reading this?' But when you’re improvising, there’s nothing to compare it to and you can do whatever." — Kristen Wiig on why she was drawn to improv when she first started getting [...]

This 30 Rock Webisode Is a Glorious Musical Nostalgia Bomb

In this 30 Rock webisode, it's fallen to Jack Donaghy to find a new act for the Super Bowl halftime show. If anyone can do it, he can – even while animated. Because he can make any business deal in any medium. "Lemon, I once persuaded the cast of Friends to do an tenth season via Morse code." P.S. Childish Gambino rapping over the Knight Rider theme song would make a dope halftime show and NBC should seriously consider it.

Lorne Michaels Will Guest on Alec Baldwin's Podcast Here's the Thing

Alec Baldwin has secured the comedy podcast get to end all comedy podcast gets for Here's the Thing: the man, the legend, the Lorne Michaels. The full episode drops next Monday, but here's a clip. (You gotta hand it to them for name-dropping Tina Fey in under 35 seconds.)

Don't Mess With Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin does not like the paparazzi. Proof: these two amazing photos of him tussling with a Daily News photographer, an interaction he described in a tweet as the photographer almost hitting him in the face with his camera. Hey, maybe! Here's the second one:

Ok, 10 words: The Cast of 30 Rock Played Charades with Jimmy Fallon

Have you ever played charades? Isn’t it fine? It usually peaks at whenever someone yells out "Baby Fishmouth" and yet goes on for like 45 minutes more. Watching professional funny people play charades is a different story, however, as it is the best. The teams were Jimmy Fallon, Tracy Morgan, and Jane Krakowski vs. Tina Fey, Jack McBrayer, and Alec (Alex? Alec? Alex? Alec.) Baldwin. One team was good at it and one team was not, can you guess which? What I'm trying to say is, Tina, please come to my next dinner party, we'll play charades and I'll make a ham. Speaking of ham, let's eat breakfast whilst watching [...]

Alec Baldwin Promises a Live 30 Rock This April

Alec Baldwin's been running his mouth again. But who can be mad at him when he's promising a 30 Rock live episode on April 26? Nobody can, barring some kind of amazing grudge-holding supervillain. And they'd probably still be mad at him about the Words With Friends thing, so whatever.

The Seven Ages of Alec Baldwin

As of September of last year, Alec Baldwin has hosted SNL 16 times over an impressive 21-year span and helped create many of the show's most hilarious moments. But rather than discuss his amazing roster of sketches over the years, here's a look at Baldwin's SNL evolution from blazingly handsome young movie star to seasoned film, TV, and comedy veteran via seven of his sixteen opening monologues, from the earliest to most recent:

Jack Donaghy Will Reign Over 30 Rock Through a Potential Seventh Season

Alec Baldwin will stay on 30 Rock for the foreseeable future, according to NBC's Bob Greenblatt (that guy's just full of good news today). Thank goodness. What would that show even be like without Jack Donaghy pouring scotch, dating high-powered politicians and making sweeping pronouncements about media and business? I'll tell you what, it would be one long Tracy Jordan monologue. Which would actually be amazing, in a different way.

David Letterman Talks Frankly on Alec Baldwin's Podcast

Alec Baldwin plays by famous people rules when booking his podcast, Here's The Thing. This week Alec has on an unusually earnest, wistful, unironic David Letterman. It's pretty staggering considering Letterman spent his entire career working to perfect the exact opposite.

Baldwin Will Stay on 30 Rock Until the End, Which Might Be Soon

Alec Baldwin tweeted last week that he was "leaving NBC just in time," and people took that to mean he was telling the truth. Luckily, Twitter is not dogmatic text (…YET) and the comedy Gods prevailed. Baldwin told the press yesterday that he'll stay on 30 Rock through its seventh season (Bald-win!), which will be the show's last (Bald-lose!). No one at NBC or the show has confirmed this end date but it sounds like something that would be true. Television contracts tend to be for seven seasons, which means extending the show beyond that would cost an extra $12 zillion. For a show that doesn't make that [...]

We're All Following Woody Allen To Rome With Love on June 22

Woody Allen's new comedy with Alec Baldwin, Jesse Eisenberg, and Ellen Page is now called To Rome With Love, and it's coming to theaters June 22. (It seems the powers that be decided Nero Fiddled would be a confusing title for international audiences. Go figure.)

Alec Baldwin Reveals That Jonah Hill And Justin Bieber Are Hosting SNL Soon

Lorne Michaels is the guest on Alec Baldwin’s Here The Thing podcast this week (which if you haven’t listened to yet, what are you doing reading this because it is exactly the type of thing you would like) and on it, Baldwin runs down a list of this season’s SNL guests and, intentionally or not, reveals two yet to be announced hosts: Jonah Hill and Justin Bieber.

Jonah Hill has hosted before, back in March 2008, but skinny Jonah Hill has not. Over/under three jokes about this?

But who cares about that old nerd anyway? The Biebs, who was the musical guest for the April 10th, 2010 show, [...]