Alec Baldwin Thinks Talk Show Hosts Like Stephen Colbert and John Oliver Should Stick to "Blithe Chit Chat"
Published Dec 06, 2017Despite the fact that he's spent the last year doing an exaggerated Donald Trump impression on SNL (and spitting out a satirical memoir in the process), combative actor Alec Baldwin apparently thinks late-night TV has gotten too political. The actor has singled out Stephen Colbert and John Oliver as two guys who he thinks are speaking too much truth to power.
Earlier this week, Oliver made headlines for confronting Dustin Hoffman about his past sexual harassment allegations at a Wag the Dog screening. Further, Louis C.K. was scheduled to appear on Stephen Colbert the day a bombshell New York Times piece revealed his history of sexual misconduct, and Colbert had planned to ask about it on air.
Whether or not he's specifically addressing these scenarios, Baldwin thinks these guys aren't being as superficial enough. In a tweet, he lamented the days when talk show hosts made "blithe chit chat." Instead, he says they now "resemble grand juries."
Read his full tweet below [via Vulture], and please oh please someone book Alec Baldwin on Stephen Colbert next week.
Talk shows were once promotional pit stops for some blithe chit chat about movies, etc. Now the likes of @iamjohnoliver and @StephenAtHome have flipped that and they are beginning to resemble grand juries.— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) December 6, 2017