Life imitates art imitating life this weekend when Alec Baldwin hosts the season finale of Saturday Night Live. The actor best known as Jack Donaghy, Vice President of East Coast Television for GE on 30 Rock, will grace the late-night stage for the fifteenth time as host of SNL, accompanied by musical guest Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. Not only does Baldwin’s appearance help him tie his Oscar co-host Steve Martin for a record number of hosting gigs, but it could reintroduce us to his impeccable impersonations of Charles Nelson Reilly, Tony Bennett or maybe even the creator of the infamous Schweddy Balls. It will also mark the eighth SNL appearance for Tom Petty’s band and their first live TV appearance in two years. With their upcoming album Mojo due out next month, the rock ‘n’ roll legends are bringing audiences new music for the first time in eight years. They supposedly recorded their latest old-school style—live off the floor, with no overdubs. Their improv skills will serve the front man and his Heartbreakers well when they’re live from New York on Saturday night.
The finale of the 35th season of Saturday Night Live
, featuring Alec Baldwin and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, airs Saturday, May 15 at 11:30 p.m. EST