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Alec Baldwin says Trump impersonation revived his comedy career

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 01:36

Actor and comedian Alec Baldwin says his Trump impersonation on Saturday Night Live has revived his comedy career. Simon Thompson reports.

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Actor Alec Baldwin says his impersonation of U.S. President Donald Trump on NBC's sketch show "Saturday Night Live" has revived his "dead" comedy career after he wrapped up sitcom "30 Rock" in 2012. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ACTOR ALEC BALDWIN SAYING: "It did die and I'm being reincarnated as Trump, oh God." Viewer ratings have soared for "Saturday Night Live" since Baldwin started portraying Trump in a series of skits mocking the billionaire reality TV star-turned-politician as a dim-witted commander-in-chief with a short attention span, an oversized-ego and a Twitter addiction. Trump criticized the NBC show in December, calling it "totally unwatchable" and a "hit-job". (SOUNDBITE) (English) ALEC BALDWIN SAYING: "You are going to delight some people and offend other people...to not get into politics per se, but you know a large if not majority, because they claim that she (Hillary Clinton) won the majority of the popular vote, a large plurality of the country voted for Trump as president. And I think that many of them are people who are not fond of the way Trump is treated, not just by Saturday Night Live, but by the comedy cosmos in general." In his latest film, animated comedy "The Boss Baby," he voices a suit-wearing baby manager of a corporation for babies who is adopted by a family to undertake a covert mission. "The Boss Baby," out in theaters on March 31,

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Alec Baldwin says Trump impersonation revived his comedy career

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 - 01:36