Tuesday 12 December 2017

WATCH: We can't get enough of Alec Baldwin's first Saturday Night Live monologue in 1990

Alec Baldwin hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 1990
Alec Baldwin hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 1990
Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live
Alec Baldwin hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 1990
Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live
Alec Baldwin hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 1990
Alec Baldwin hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 1990
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Alec Baldwin has become something of a modern treasure for his eerily good impersonation of US President Trump.

The 58-year-old actor debuted his Trump on Saturday Night Live in 2016 and is still targeted by the POTUS like clockwork every time he appears on the show.

Trump said the impression "just can't get any worse" before calling it "sad", "not funny" and generally insulting it at every opportunity.

So what will happen when he returns to the stage to host the show tonight for the 17th time?

When he made his first appearance as host in 1990, Baldwin showed his early stand-up comedy chops with a killer monologue mocking his Hollywood charm.

SNL writers are staying tight-lipped about what's in store for tonight's show, but Baldwin recently commented on the complications of playing the President.

"One] thing I find that’s so weird about the stuff we’re doing: We’re just repeating back what he says," he told Exta.

"Doing this is strange, but what is even more strange is [that] this is real.

"Playing him is not a lot of fun. He’s tense, he’s angry, he’s pissed off, and that’s not fun to play."

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Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

SNL has a long history with covering Trump, going back to the late Phil Hartman's impersonation in 1990.

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