Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing Live With Andy Borowitz
Where: The Town Hall
123 W. 43rd St.
212-997-1003 Price: $35.00
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For one night only, the most prominent presidential satirists from TV and print sit down in one place. Saturday Night Live’s Alec Baldwin and The New Yorker’s Andy Borowitz riff off each other on impeachment, 2020, and satire in the age of Trump. And they’ll get personal about their own childhoods and what inspires them in dark times. Join us for this special live taping of Baldwin’s WNYC podcast, Here’s the Thing.
Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who has written for The New Yorker since 1998. In 2001, he created the Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world, for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor. The Borowitz Report was acquired by The New Yorker in 2012. His two most recent books were both best-sellers: “The 50 Funniest American Writers,” which became the first title in the history of the Library of America to make the Times best-seller list; and a memoir, “An Unexpected Twist,” a No. 1 best-seller, which Amazon named the Best Kindle Single of 2012. As a comedian, he has performed sold-out shows around the world and has made countless television and radio appearances, including on National Public Radio, VH1, and Comedy Central. His solo comedy show, “Make America Not Embarrassing Again,” began touring the U.S. in 2018. He has been called a “Swiftian satirist” (the Wall Street Journal), “America’s satire king” (the Daily Beast), “one of the country’s finest satirists” (the Times), and “one of the funniest people in America” (CBS News “Sunday Morning”).
Since 1980, Alec Baldwin has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004) and has won three Emmy awards, three Golden Globes and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC-TV’s 30 Rock. His films include THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, MALICE, THE EDGE, IT’S COMPLICATED, BLUE JASMINE, STILL ALICE, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION, and THE BOSS BABY among many others.
Baldwin earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and has received honorary doctorates from NYU (2010) and Manhattan School of Music (2012). He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment and progressive politics including the Hamptons International Film Festival and the New York Philharmonic. He is also the radio announcer for the New York Philharmonic.
He has authored three books: A PROMISE TO OURSELVES, his memoir entitled NEVERTHELESS and, with Kurt Andersen, the Donald Trump parody YOU CAN’T SPELL AMERICA WITHOUT ME.
He is the host of a podcast, HERE’S THE THING, for WNYC
Baldwin is married to author and wellness expert Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. They have four children: Carmen, Rafael, Leonardo and Romeo, as well as his eldest, Ireland Baldwin. Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his fees are donated to charity through The Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation.