Alec Baldwin coming to Austin to talk Trump

Actor, producer and comedian Alec Baldwin, whose career got a rocket boost by his impersonations of President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” will NOT be in character when he appears at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 15.

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump for the jacket of his new book, coathored by Kurt Anderson. Contributed

Yet he will be talking Trump. UPDATE: And there will be newly created videos.

Billed as “a special evening of humor and political satire,” the show will instead consist of a conversation led by the ever-nimble Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of Texas Tribune, with Baldwin and Kurt Anderson, author and host of Studio 360. The duo cowrote the new book, “You Can’t Spell America Without Me: The Really Tremendous Inside Story of My Fantastic First Year As President Donald J. Trump (A So Called Parody).”

Presale tickets are available for Long Center Members now. Single tickets go on sale Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.

A copy of the book will be included with every ticket. Limited VIP tickets include a pre-show cosigning. They plan to talk about the fact-checking that went into the book and, of course, the state of the country in this event cosponsored by Alamo Drafthouse.

Tickets for “Alec Baldwin & Kurt Andersen” will be available at or by calling (512) 474.LONG (5664). Also available at the Long Center’s 3M Box Office located at 701 West Riverside Drive at South First Street.  For groups of 10 and more, please call 512-457-5150 or

Author: Michael Barnes

Michael Barnes writes about Austin's people, places, culture and history for the Austin American-Statesman and

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