Alec Baldwin breaks 'SNL' hosting record
September 26th, 2011
02:15 PM ET

Alec Baldwin breaks 'SNL' hosting record

This weekend, Alec Baldwin became the first person to host “Saturday Night Live” 16 times, according to NBC.

Baldwin made sure to mention his new record during his monologue opening Saturday’s show, notes New York Magazine. The "30 Rock" star kicked off “SNL”’s 37th season.

Hosting rival Steve Martin stopped by with Seth Rogen to make sure Alec broke the hosting record "without the use of steroids or performance enhancing drugs." (Not a particularly funny bit.)

Before Saturday, Martin and Baldwin were tied for most-frequent host; each had hosted 15 times.

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  3. sue

    also a good actor..however his big mouth ruins it...i agree with some of the others..."just shut up alec" and you'll be fine.

    October 18, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. madge

    reminds me of a little of mel gibson..just tell alec to shut up

    October 18, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mikey

    Hartman had left SNL for several years before he died.

    Many point to the first five years as the best, but how many have actually watched those shows from start to finish? Thanks to them being released on DVD, we can and most of every show is simply grueling, boring and unfunny. Maybe one or two skits per show were good, and those are the ones on the highlight reels they bring out every five years.

    The early eighties shows were horrible, save for occasional eddie murphy excellence and piscopo craziness. Remember, NYC in the eighties was a very different place as well. ONce LOvitz, Carvey, Nealon, Hartman, and D. Miller got there it got real good. It faded with the Cleghorn, Terry Sweeney featuring shows of 93-94 or so then has really been rock solid ever since.

    I liked the steroids sketch. If anything it was dated, no unfunny. C'mon, Steve Martin drinking pee is always hilarious. Baldwin actually looks like he's lost weight, not gained (he got real damn fat, like elvis fat over the last 5 years). The number of times hosting thing has been a running joke since Tom Hanks hosted for the fifth time and they brought out the "5 timers" club. Goodman is right up there, but he's appeared more as a guest, esp when all the Linda Tripp stuff was going on. Now that he showed up on Community, I'm sure we will see him at some point this year.

    I wish Meyers was in skits more again, his "zinger" sketches were always good. More Nasim Pedrad and her awesome boobs. Someone should make a list of SNL female they'd most like to bang. Tina Fey, Abby Elliott, and Nasim are my top three.

    September 28, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Tattood'd Princess

    I used to watch all the time when Tina Fey & Amy Poehler did the was always great and that is the only part of the show I would tune into....the skits with Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg was another reason for watching 🙂

    September 28, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
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  9. H. E. Vincent

    Other than whatever that TV "show" ism SNL is the only place that wants to give him work.
    Of course- their track record is very spotty anyway.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. :-P

    They should rename it to:
    Still Not Laughing.
    A show that will keep you not laughing all night!
    Maybe an occasional chuckle every other episode.

    IT STINKS!!!

    September 27, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. America

    Occupy Wallstreet!

    September 27, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Bobby

    Saturday Night Live lost it's "edge" after Belushi died and the original Not Ready For Prime Time Players left to do movies and other stuff. It hasn't been the same since around 1980. Every few years or so they chuck out a decent show, but that is few and very far between.

    September 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Former SNL Fan

    I remember the days of SNL when the actors (ahem) actually learned their lines, instead of having to look at cue cards every five seconds – that kind of distracts from the skit.

    September 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. opinionated

    he's not funny. just has the right friends promoting him. SNL isn't funny. the skit of the republican debates was lame. i wanted to laugh – just wasn't good writing and no fan of baldwin.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. AJ Croteau

    I'm a huge fan of Alec Baldwin... GO ALEC!!!!!

    September 27, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  16. Coach Bobby Finstock

    Thom Yorke broke records, not Alec Baldwin

    September 27, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  17. V. P.

    Wasn't this guy handsome at one time. Alec has lost his mind, he has become such a joke. SNL is the correct vehicle for him.

    September 27, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  18. dinak

    CNN, how about Obama breaking a record as being the President who was going to bring "fiscal responsibility" to the Fed. gov't and make the lives of U.S. citizens BETTER – instead, we now have more people on Food Stamps and unemployed than ever before in our history – now that's a record. Does anyone see that news daily on CNN t.v. or on its website? When GW was the Pres, every single day there was a ding about him and articles about his failings. CNN fills its t.v. news and website with garbage to distract us all. They are not journalists anymore – they r just stenographers for the White House.

    September 27, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  19. KarmaPolice

    Radiohead was awesome!

    September 27, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  20. Dean

    Alec Baldwin.........I thought he moved out of the country when Bush got elected???????

    September 27, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jones

    What's up with Alec Baldwin's plastic surgery and why does he look more and more like Joan Rivers every year?

    September 27, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  22. Donna

    When Phil Hartman died, at that point the show sucked. It was not because he died, only coincidence in approximate era. Interesting that the same thing happened to NBA when Jordan retired.

    They don't make em like they used to!

    September 27, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  23. Lucinda

    SNL should have left the air long, long ago. None of the actors have ever been as good as the ORIGINAL cast! Now, those were the days (or nights!). John Belishi, Jane Curtain, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray-–who could ask for more??? (Only Tina Fey and Dana Carvey have been standouts since then!) Yes, I know--this is my personal opinion.

    September 27, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Katherine

      the original cast members are classic but come on, these guys are good too. Tina and her Palin impression was histerical and many many other great skits. Alec is hillarious in anything.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  24. Ted Nugent

    Alec is very good but Mr Timberlake is the funniest ever.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  25. John

    SNL has recruited and maintained the absolute most pathetic writing staff for years now. It has brought the show down to nothing more than pure tradition for the sake of its tenure. We stopped watching it after finding ourselves without even a moment of laughter throughout the entire episode. The writers are amusing themselves without the least ability to connect with viewers. Pathetic.

    September 27, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  26. angryersmell if they would only let Charlie Sheen host the show.

    September 27, 2011 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  27. chris singer

    Baldwin's cannot act. Not one of them.

    September 27, 2011 at 6:15 am | Report abuse |
  28. jayman419

    Shouldn't they have been checking for comedy-enhancing drugs? Like a bit of booze or a sniff of coke?

    September 27, 2011 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  29. KLS

    Baldwin played a funny Rick Perry trying to impress with his newly grasped Yankee slang. SNL's strength is still in political scenarios, and Baldwin is more up to date than Martin on such commentaries.

    September 27, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  30. Dewey

    16 times. All of them unfunny. Congratulations, Alec! Say hi to your pig daughter for me.

    September 27, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • madge

      i remember it welll...."your just a little pig" .... the daughter should have said shut up alec.

      October 18, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  31. ray

    The guys a PETArd for crying out loud.You know supports terrorism and radical animal rights extremism.

    September 27, 2011 at 2:06 am | Report abuse |
  32. Shakes

    Ummm Grandpa, what's SNL?

    September 27, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  33. Kevin M.

    I didn't know they were having a contest.

    September 27, 2011 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  34. Holy s#*t

    It is 2011 u have to reserch to make sure u r not using material that has been used by some one else if not u get sued

    September 27, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  35. Holy s#*t

    Jay u admit u r like sheen?

    September 27, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  36. Holy s#*t

    I just stumbled on this post and wow if this show gets this much attention either positive or negitive well SNL wins!

    September 27, 2011 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  37. Prince lalli jama

    How lame can SNL get?

    September 27, 2011 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  38. Too_Tall

    Who cares. Baldwin is a sleaze.

    September 26, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  39. NanookoftheNorth

    I thought Saturday's show opener was great and to bring in Steve Martin was a wonderful homage to his hosting days as well.
    Also loved the All My Children skit with 'Erica Kane' and all the soap opera cliches' ever done ! NBC did more for AMC than ABC did 🙁

    September 26, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  40. blake

    Who cares? Alec Baldwin - leftist loser. SNL - completely reprobate loser.

    September 26, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Beverlee

    Hope Alec becomes the next mayor of NYC. Can't think of a town that deserves the likes of him more. Except maybe SF or Hollywood...or h e double toothpicks. Yeah, he would do a great job down there.

    September 26, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • ray

      Baldwin for NYC Mayor? Yeah right the guys a radical animal rights nutjob.I quess couldnt be worse then the 2nd Amendment hating wackjob Micheal Bloomingfriggenidiot.

      September 27, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Dewey

      Hasn't New York suffered enough?

      September 27, 2011 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  42. hawaiiduude

    theres soo much coke going around at snl...!~

    September 26, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  43. bev

    NO just got done u should try it charlie hosting that is:)

    September 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Robert Johnson

    16 times? No wonder SNL has become so lame.

    September 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  45. bev

    Not the same scince beluchi n akrode

    September 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Bill

    I thought the record would be for most hot air expended on network television during a live show.

    September 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Nutley

    Not a funny episode, Alec is sure getting fat ugly and old, guess fugly is the way the youngsters say it these days

    September 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  48. englohadehofahugelanowaski

    What is this live saturday u speak of?

    September 26, 2011 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  49. academiamole

    "Alec Baldwin breaks SNL record"

    - what – did he hit 105 on the suck-o-meter??

    September 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  50. goo6er

    The show was funnier in the 70s because I was still smoking pot then.

    September 26, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Jeff

    So you keep your career in tact by hosting SNL a record number times. sad, so sad. What does that say about SNL? They keep recycling the same host. The record means nothing because he will just be hosting again in 4-6 weeks.

    September 26, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  52. jo

    Hasn't been funny in 20 years. They do the show for themselves.. not their audience. If it had been a prime time show it would have been cancelled long ago.

    September 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  53. nldude

    I would like to know how many times John Goodman hosted, must be right up there about 12 or 13.

    September 26, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Randy Often

    SNL's season opener was very funny, but the end with Alec and Steve Martin on stage not particularly surrounded by other cast members was kind of awkward. Who's on Top was great. The newbies that started (last year I think) are coming into their own and Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader-I-don;t-even-know-er are rocking it.

    September 26, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  55. DiesenMann

    Alec Baldwin has played everything from a British intelligence agent in Red October to a conductor in "Thomas and the Magic Railroad."

    September 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Tom Roll

    Your worthress Arec Barwin

    September 26, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  57. glenda

    Saturdays show with Alec Baldwin was hilarious. I laughed all the way through. The band was terrible, can't remember the name. They sounded like they were having some kind of fits.

    September 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Johnny

    This guy is on Thirty Rock, and I don't think he is really that funny. One thing for sure though, he is a major ham. I think him breaking this record should tell us one thing, that he should not host the show any more.

    September 26, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Dex

    Balls of Steel

    September 26, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Lee

    Baldwin sucks as a PERSON!

    September 26, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Marin

    SNL was pretty good last year and when I saw the opening skit I was optimistic. I love Alec and Steve. The first minute of their skit was funny, then it went into 11 year old boy territory and went downhill.

    The best part of the show is still Seth Myers .. his jokes about Americans being confused by clothing terms such as "medium and small" had me LMAO. So true!!!!

    September 26, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  62. WorldEntente

    it had its moments. most of the female players are terribly unfunny and it remains very white

    September 26, 2011 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  63. ALex

    I thought the Tony Bennett bit was pretty funny, I still think Justin Timberlake has had some of the best skits and hosting gigs over last decade though! They have gotten better overall after a long lull but the originals were stil the toughest to top... land shark anyone??

    September 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Rob

    I guess he's doing the temp gigs until he can find something that matches his talents as an actor....Yeah he's better off with SNL....

    September 26, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  65. SNL Fan since the beginning

    Many of you all sound so angry that SNL doesn't live up to your standards. I might try to understand your view if NBC is the ONLY channel you get. You can change channels or even turn off the TV. Good luck with either of those.

    September 26, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      Thank you! I too have been a fan since the beginning.... and I mean the very beginning. There must be something right going on at SNL for NBC to keep the show around for, what, 37 seasons? Even NBC head honcho Dick Ebersol kept the show on the line up after he failed at running it.

      September 26, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • nldude

      If i remember correctly George Carlin hosted the first show and it was just called Saturday Night in 75. Had something to do Howard Cosell but i don't remember the exact reason.

      September 26, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  66. VintageVillain

    The show has sucked ever since Chevy Chase left.

    September 26, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • indyjim1969

      Chevy left after the first year. Like most things, we tend to remember things that happened long ago as being totally awesome. I was the same way, and recently watched the first few seasons on video. There are some good skits, a lot of the fun is knowing here was John, Chevy, Gilda, etc. all young, etc. but there was also some very dog skits.

      It is hard to do 90 minutes of live comedy every week and make everything funny. You swing and you miss sometimes, but you know what they call a baseball player who gets out 7 times out of every 10 times at bat?

      They call him a multi millioniarie 300 hitter.

      September 26, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Land Shark

      Plumber ma'am. I'm only a dolphin.

      September 26, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  67. JGN

    Yeh, what everyone else seems to consistently be missing is that SNL was hysterically funny all those years ago because the comedy they were doing then was ground breaking and edgy. 2011, no one is particularly edgy any more because it's all been done; you can't get any more crass, insulting, racially inappropriate or just plain bizarre than the comedians over the past 30 years, so no matter how fine the talent is on SNL their original mission to be ground breaking is over, completely. It doesn't mean they aren't funny any more, they just don't shock or even surprise much.

    September 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Good point, and also remember there were only 3 TV stations to choose from for most people back in the day. So, if you were home and awake, what were you watching at 1130pm? We're too plugged in nowadays........

      September 26, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Dylan

    SNL is so boring, can't even stand watching it for 2 minutes they got the most lame and stupid jokes. I hope they go away.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Indy Jim

    Alec's attempts with makeup to look younger than he is ends up making him look just plain weird and scary. Just grow old naturally you nitwit.

    I find the best thing to do with SNL for many years now is to DVR it, and zip past the commercials and bad skits. Usually get a decent 30 minutes of humor/laughs.

    To me the show is like an old friend, often times stupid, sometimes funny, but always a reminder about the good old days. That is, if I had a friend, that is how i would imagine it would be.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      Your name makes it sound as if a Jamaican gentleman recently pumped his love juice into your bottom. "Where were you last night?" the Jamaican gentleman's friend asked. "I was Indy Jim."

      SNL has geared it's skits toward younger viewers courtesy of Andy Samberg and The Lonely Island for the past several years. If you're using words like "nitwit" it's probably a bit too immature for you anyway. But hey, on the bright side, with the wealth of channels at our disposal Matlock is BOUND to be on one of them!

      September 27, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  70. Eric

    If there is one constant of SNL, it's people complaining about how much better it was when THEIR set of favorite performers was on it, and how much it sucks today. I enjoyed the cast when I was young, but there will always be funny moments, examples are: Chris Farley as Matt Foley, Tina Fey making fun of Sarah Palin by quoting her verbatim.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheGDog

      I disagree with the whole "You just like this cast because they were what was on when you 1st started getting into the show." I haven't been watching the show with any consistentcy at all for the last maybe 6 yrs because of life changing events such as (finally) buying my first home and starting a brand new family at the ripe ol' age of 38. (42 now). But I've been watching the show time-shifted since doing so was even available as an option.... and I think we'd all agree that the biggest problem were those periods where the writing was just weak and lame. LIke the early-to-mid 80's caste before Hartman, Carvey, Meyers, etc. They would often have these great ideas and basis for a skit... but then it was like the skit just stopped before the real punch-line had a chance to be developed or delivered or even written. Then later-on, it's like sometimes they'd have a hit character, such as Carvey's church-lady for an example, and they'd only do a very limited number of skits making use of that character that all the audience seemed to just love and go nuts about! I'm in no way saying run the character into the ground.... I hate when that happens... but many of the clever and universally funny characters they've managed to come-up with over the years have gotten cut-off just a little too-soon in my opinion. I know they are no-doubt doing this in an effort to "keep it fresh", but it just often felt like they stopped with the actually funny and well written characters much too soon, only to focus on hurriedly coming-up with something else just for the sake of new, even if it sucked in comparison.

      On a side note though, a very interesting thing I've noted in talking to people is that most people tend to think the actor who portrayed the "007 James Bond" character when THEY first saw a Bond film in the movies is the best one. Go figure.

      September 26, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      This is the same reason why things such as all-time greatest or best whoever are invalid. Whoever draws up the list, whether an individual or, worse, via public poll, are limited to their experience of the field. How can one have a true appreciation of someone whose prime has passed?

      September 27, 2011 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  71. Jimmy

    Who sucks more? Baldwin or SNL? That's a hard one

    September 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  72. fundies

    I don't plan to read the article.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Observer

    Baldwin is a media hack and a liberal stooge. Why they keep asking this tool to keep hosting is beyond me.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      I have a feeling that a lot of things are beyond you.

      September 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • you smell like retarded

      Yeah, you repubs really have the market cornered when it comes to funny. Please, tell us who you like?

      September 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Eastie Sailor

    I turned it off after wasting 30 minutes of my life. The episode was not funny, he was not funny, the monologue stunk. Not a fan, but the only funny episodes lately are hosted by Justin Timberlake.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  75. @theAntiELVIS

    That was a good one! I agree!

    September 26, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  76. soalpimp

    Enough already....he isn't that funny, give some young actors a chance....instead of that liberal blowhard

    September 26, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • theAntiELVIS

      Yes – liberals aren't nearly as funny as conservatives – especially the ones in Congress.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      Thank you theAntiELVIS. However, I think scary is a much better adjective for the Republicans in congress.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Howard

      LOL rick perrytwit ... slack jawed bible thumper.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Geri

    SNL hasn't been funny in years (in my opioion); however Saturday night it has its good moments (maybe I just like Alec Baldiwin). But please bring back the "good old days."

    September 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  78. C

    This episode sucked. My wife and I had a couple of friends over and we ended up watching the SNL premier since we're all SNL fans. Anyway when the episode finally ended we all kind of looked at each of and said "that sucked". Alec is usually a good host but he messed up several times and even the skits that did have a few laughs went on far to long. Hopefully next week is better.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Manda

    Pete Schwedty ladies and gentlemen!

    September 26, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Rob

    Dude you must not have watched the show.
    I have been watching since Chevy, Dan and Jim, and this was one of the 10 funnist shows. The writing this season has drastically improved. Alec was right on target and with the exception of the drug test sceen mentioned above. It was excellet.

    September 26, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • theAntiELVIS


      September 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      I think you meant John (Belushi)?

      September 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark kali

      Yep, I've been watching since Larry, Jose, and the Duck.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      couldn't agree more. I have watched since the beginning, through all the ups and downs ( Dick Ebersol days). People need to understand a couple things about this show- it will evolve, it will be bad sometimes and sketches may not all be great, but the one constant is Lorne Michaels. For 90 minutes, including a news segment, writers must present relevant material. This show is a icon whether anyone likes it or not. It has produced more talent in Hollywood than any soap opera! I was lucky enough to be selected for a live show in 2005. It was amazing- SNL is a machine! I will watch till the sad day it goes off the air. Melissa McCarthy is hosting this weekend- do yourselves a favor and watch or DVR it!

      September 26, 2011 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meh

      Jim Belushi was also on SNL but in the eighties. So, not entirely wrong.

      September 27, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  81. Jimmy Crack Corn

    Way to go F.A.G. (Film Actors Guild). You really made a difference, didn't you F.A.G.?

    September 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kim Jong Il Jo

      When see you Arec Barrwin, you see the true ugriness of human nature.

      September 26, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  82. thisguy idiot. Just keep watching Two and a Half Men.

    September 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  83. boocat

    I haven't watch SNL for years but I turned it on and saw Alec Baldwin and wound up watching the entire show. His Al Pacino impression was dead on!!!!!

    September 26, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Angered Ollie

    Wait, Saturday Night Live is still on?

    I guess I'm too busy actually "living" on Saturday nights to watch a crappy TV show.

    I mean what's the point of watching a comedy that isn't funny?

    September 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • ficheye

      You are asleep at 9, most likely, dreaming of the witty postings that you will make to-morrow.

      September 26, 2011 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bad Pappy

      Baldwin was hysterical. His Tony Bennet impersonation on Weekend Update killed. I haven't laughed that hard since Roseanne Roseannadanna.

      September 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Wow, you don't watch it, yet somehow know how funny it is, or isn't.

      What a moron. You're just upset because you're still living in mommy's basement and she won't let you stay up that late.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sara

      "Tony Bennett" was good – I especially liked how he kept the perma-smile – but the reference may have been a little old for SNL. I'm almost 30, and while I definitely know who Tony Bennett is and had him on my wedding playlist, they could've chosen a more timely impression.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gator

      Have you ever heard of DVR? Dope.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      @Sara: A more timely reference? Um .. HELLO? Tony Bennett just released his "Duets" album on Sept 20th with Lady Gaga, Carrie Underwood, John Mayer, Mariah Carey, Faith Hill, etc and it's skyrocketed to the top of the charts. Wow, ironic that you talk about getting a more "timely" reference yet you have no idea what's current.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      I have a VCR that I can sell you. It's the newest thing in time-shifting programs.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sunnysout

      Why would you waste such precious time commenting on something that is clearly of no interest to you?

      September 26, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • dillo dirt is sewage

      Dang Ollie,

      I guess you touched a sensitive chord with a bunch of loser Saturday Night TV watchers. I've never seen so many irritated people since I was the guest speaker at a hemorroids convention.

      You'd think people who purport to be fans of an alleged comedy show would have a better sense of humor.

      Wait! Maybe that's the problem.

      September 26, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Dude

    It hasn't been the same since Will Ferrell.

    September 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Correction: It hasn't been the same since John Belushi.

      September 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • dude

      You said it, Todd!

      September 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica, Sparta, NJ

      Todd, you hit the nail on the head.

      September 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommyboy

      the old day were great, But I also loved the early nineties. with Hartman, Meyers and Carvey and then a little latter, Saddler and farley. Those guys were hysterical!!

      September 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • JT

      You old farts and your tales of ancient comedians. It's not like you had too many alternatives back then. SNL was something edgy and new...kind of like the invention of the television, or the automobile. So hard to please you guys these days.

      September 26, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • namer-the-name

      the early 90's were the best. But maybe thats because I grew up during that time enjoying those comdeians. it is true that now the show has some pretty shameful writing, and it almost seems to be reasching for jokes. but occaisionally you do get that laugh or two. Overall downhill, but still has some good points.

      September 27, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      So easy to please guys like JT these days... just make a fart sound and he'll laugh uncontrollably. Yup, at 27 years old, I'm an old fart, but at least the humor was sophisticated before the late 90s. Of course, someone who is too young to know what the 90s were like, just wouldn't know any better.

      September 27, 2011 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
    • piollet

      JT - Yeah, us old farts just had Carlin and Bruce and Pryor. You know, the non-edgy guys of ancient times ...

      September 27, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  86. chantal

    Isnt he maybe gay?

    September 26, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • jjs

      What is your point? He isn't gay but if he were what are you saying exactly?

      September 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      How can you be "maybe gay"? That's kind of like being "maybe stupid".

      September 26, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Aren't you definitely stupid?

      September 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jamie

      Not even close. Nice try at being controversial for no reason though. Troll.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • dave

      Maybe he's thinking of the episode with Adam Sandler in canteen boy. Another funny skit.

      September 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh no

      chantal is obviously talking "gay" in the pre-generation whatever sense – meaning jolly, merry and cheery (otherwise chantal would be a bigot, and no one should jump to such a conclusion).

      Yes, chantal, Baldwin and the rest of SNL's merry cast is indeed gay.

      September 26, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Land Shark

      Flowers. Plumber ma'am. UNICEF.

      September 26, 2011 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bart

      His only talent is being a liberal shriek that Hollywood loves because he doesn't mind making a fool of himself. Additionally, he fits the show being a Stupid Narcissistic Liberal.

      September 27, 2011 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Cedar Rapids

      'Bart – His only talent is being a liberal shriek that Hollywood loves because he doesn't mind making a fool of himself. Additionally, he fits the show being a Stupid Narcissistic Liberal."

      ah sod it, I cant bothered to answer properly, Im just going to call you out as a dick.

      September 27, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Diamond Dave

    Hopefully he tries to sell Scheawty balls

    September 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Anomic Office Drone

    There is so much talent that goes through the SNL studio, yet they haven't been consistently funny in years. It's really a shame.

    September 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh No

      Thank You, oh universal arbitrar on everything "consistently funny"

      September 26, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Casual Observer

      Bring back Mr. Bill – for those of you old enough to remember!

      September 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      The show was awful from the start with Steve Martin, who use to be funny. First skit with him and Baldwin was disgusting.
      Good time to channel surf for a much television. Done with SNL. The originals are in the past and the show has gross humor. Sorry SNL. Time to say farewell.

      September 26, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playjojo

      Sad, but true. Every once on a while I'll give it a go if it looks particularly promising with a great guest host, and the writing just isn't there. However the performing enhancing drugs sounded funny, had to Steve's or Seth's. No wonder they didn't find it funny. Because it was.

      September 26, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Poolchick

      Casual we are aging ourselves. lol I did like it way back when with Gilda Radner, Jane Curtain, John Belushi, Eddie Murphey etc were on. Hot tub,,,,,oooh dat's hot. lmao!

      September 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ed Becker

      How pround he should be! Just as proud as Brad Pitt, who went from starring with Anthony Hopkins, to co-starring with a Jonah Hill? Some achieivement? Maybe he can get on with that Sat. Night Crap!

      September 26, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • nunyabidness was 'gross humor' back then, too (The 'Bass-o-matic'? Mainway's "Bag of Glass"?); we were of the age to enjoy it, that's the difference. I haven't found it funny in years, either....but I'm also years older.

      September 26, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlie Sheen

      I was on before, pretty boring. Is the first commenter really the universal arrestor?


      September 26, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beatrix Kiddo

      SNL didn't become less funny, you just lost your sense of humor as you got old. Get off my lawn, you darn kids!

      September 27, 2011 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
    • jdedonato

      What I want to know is when the devil is this great actor gonna make more movies.....

      September 27, 2011 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Beatrix Kiddo should do stand up. That comment about getting off the lawn was a real knee slapper.

      September 27, 2011 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Grumpster

      I agree...consistently non-funny. Everything is dumbed down, sterilized, santized, and generic.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      I also have no sense of humor so thats probably why i dont find anything funny anymore. my life sucks...

      September 27, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Caveman

      One name.. Chris Farley.. G.R.H.S. All time great.

      September 27, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |

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