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Alec Baldwin Breaks 'SNL' Record by Hosting Season 37 Premiere

Date August 03, 2011
Alec Baldwin His Schweddy Balls are already the stuff of legend, and now 'Saturday Night Live' frequent flyer Alec Baldwin is set to break the long-running show's hosting record.

Baldwin is currently tied with Steve Martin for the 'SNL' record after he hosted the show for the 15th time last year. However, executive producer Lorne Michaels told reporters that...

Alec Baldwin His Schweddy Balls are already the stuff of legend, and now 'Saturday Night Live' frequent flyer Alec Baldwin is set to break the long-running show's hosting record.

Baldwin is currently tied with Steve Martin for the 'SNL' record after he hosted the show for the 15th time last year. However, executive producer Lorne Michaels told reporters that Baldwin is now set to break Martin's record by hosting the Season 37 premiere in the fall.

'Mike & Molly' star Melissa McCarthy is lined up to host the second episode of the new season.

Baldwin pulls double duty as the star of Michaels' other NBC show, '30 Rock,' which is, of course, a fictionalized version of 'SNL.'

But Baldwin doesn't keep being asked back to host 'SNL' because of '30 Rock,' it's because he's great at it. With the ability to keep a straight face whilst coming out with the most outrageous double-entendres, and delivering a great line in celebrity impersonations, Baldwin has carved an 'SNL' niche so memorable that he was given his own 'Best Of' DVD, a rare privilege for non-cast members.

Earlier this year former 'SNL' cast member Ana Gasteyer let slip that Baldwin's Schweddy Balls would be immortalized by ice cream maker Ben & Jerry's. "[The sketch] has this crazy, massive popularity that's kind of had a half life since I left the show," she said. "Ben & Jerry's is coming out with a Schweddy Balls ice cream for Christmas this year."

Ben & Jerry's has not yet commented on the rumors.

Check out some of Alec Baldwin's other great 'SNL' bits here.

'Saturday Night Live' Season 37 premieres Saturday Sept. 24th on NBC.

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