March 29, 2010

Alec Baldwin Guest Host Gig On NPR

Alec Baldwin served as guest host this weekend on WNYC's arts show "Studio 360", subbing for regular host Kurt Anderson.  He did a great job, interviewing Laura Linney about acting and Mary Carr about her latest memoir of about addiction.  

It was quite a change having him as host as he was more conversational with the guests, like he was having them over for dinner.  He also did a number of droll jokes regarding Kurt Anderson's whereabouts ("he's in the trunk of my Toyota") in the same, flat NPR-style voice that made his "Schweddy Balls'" sketch such an SNL classic.  Hearing him talk like this made me want to watch that skit again and, all these years later, it is still hysterical.

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