Alec Baldwin Hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’ Season 37 Premiere, Sets Hosting Record

Saturday Night Live premiered for a 37th season on Saturday night and host Alec Baldwin took on hosting duties giving him the record for the most shows hosted by a single person.

Last night’s performance was the 16th time Baldwin hosting SNL placing him one hosting gig ahead of former SNL funnyman Steve Martin.

To ensure the win was on the up-and-up Baldwin had his blood testing for “performance-enhancing drugs” by fellow comedian Seth Rogen during the opening monologue at the request of Steve Martin.

One thing missing from the SNL show was Baldwin’s chance to take on FOX after they cut his Rupert Murdoch phone hacking joke from last weeks Primetime Emmy awards show (Murdoch’s News Corp. owns Fox News), causing Baldwin to walk off the show before it even began.

If you can’t get enough of Alec Baldwin’s SNL skits you can also now pic up Schweddy Balls ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s. Baldwin says there’s also a new flavor coming out for his critics, he said it’s called “Go Fudge Yourself.”

Here’s a video of the opening monologue features Steve Martin, Seth Rogen and of course Alec Baldwin:

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