Alec Baldwin’s birthday was April 3rd, so to celebrate, I put together the script for this UPROXX video that featured the best tips from the character that rejuvenated Baldwin’s career, 30 Rock’s Jack Donaghy. You can see more of his wisdom here, his most notable quotes here, and there’s a surprisingly thorough Wikipedia entry for the former Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming for General Electric here.
Baldwin was recently doling out advice IRL to a couple on Rachel Dratch’s “Late Night Snack”, which airs on TruTV, a network that has slowly gained my favor.
There were some fans online who thought Alec should’ve taken over Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” in character as Jack, which would’ve been an experiment that might’ve received more play than Larry Wilmore (who I just found out was a writer and consulting producer on “The Office”). Another recent discovery was the Alec almost played Mr. Big on “Sex and the City”.
I recently saw Baldwin showcase his serious side in the movie “Concussion” (which I just discovered had the informal title, “Game Brain”) as Dr. Julian Bailes, the former team doctor of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who saw a dozen former players suffer from what appeared to be CTE. However, I haven’t seen him in “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” because I’ve lost that loving feeling for the MI franchise. Other than that, Alec’s filming a couple other flicks and has a few others in post-production.
Baldwin recently hosted the NYU Tisch School of the Arts 50th anniversary gala where he stated there was nothing that would get him back on Broadway after his public spat with Shia Labeouf on the set of the play “Orphans”. Apparently, he’s done with NYC as well since he moved to Los Angeles in late March.
Alec will next star in a futuristic cop thriller called “Crown Vic” co-starring Scott Eastwood. I will next be binging on 30 Rock all over again, once I’m done with The Office, thus completely defying my own rule of only watching new programming. You’re a real bastard, Neal Lynch.