Alec Baldwin’s hugely popular Saturday Night Live (SNL) impersonations of Donald Trump are widely popular, and for good reason. They’re absolutely hilarious. He began painting his face orange and donning that horrendous wig quite some time ago, but Baldwin is reporting no end in sight.
In fact, Baldwin has come forward and acknowledged that he is having “discussions about other venues” where he might be able to take the character.
Baldwin told ABC News Wednesday:
‘I’m gonna do [Saturday Night Live] as much as I can…and there’s discussions about other venues we might pursue to further express our gratitude and admiration for the Trump administration.’
…Gratitude and admiration for constantly churning out comedy gold, perhaps. Baldwin credits Trump entirely with generating the content for the show:
‘[Donald Trump is] the head writer of all the material we do…We just sit back and we look at Twitter, we read the news and we go, “There it is!” And we probably should be, according to the WGA [Writers Guild of America], be giving Trump some writing credits for what he’s done for us.’
The news of Baldwin expanding the venues that his Donald Trump appears in is actually reasonably interesting. Around one month ago, news outlets everywhere were speculating whether Baldwin would throw in the towel as the feud between Trump and Baldwin had dissipated.
Baldwin and Trump were once taking shots at one another on Twitter, SNL and through various media outlets including the Today show. However, that hilariously entertaining bantering came to a halt suddenly and without explanation.
Perhaps if Baldwin expands into “other venues” as intended, the Donald will feel he has no choice but to re-engage in the bickering. If you recall, it was Trump who cast the first stone in response to Baldwin’s impersonation. He took to Twitter on December 4th to slam Saturday Night Live:
‘Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad’
Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can’t get any worse. Sad
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2016
It would be pretty fantastic to get another round of the rivalry going, especially with Trump going into office shortly, so we could sit back and not only enjoy Baldwin on SNL and “other venues” but laugh at tweets like this as well.
No word yet from SNL on what they would do if Baldwin did decrease the amount of time spent on the show, but it’s fairly reasonable to think they’d be unhappy. Ratings have gone through the roof since the debut of Baldwin’s Trump impersonation.
As for Baldwin, he seems content to know that he’s got a secure role that he enjoys to play for four long years:
‘We’re just gonna sit back and just let the good times roll.’
Feature image screengrab via ABC News.