Family Drama, Donald Trump & That Voicemail: 9 Best Jokes from Alec Baldwin's Roast
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin airs July 9 at 9 p.m. ET on Spike
Family drama, embarrassing moments and political views were all fair game during Alec Baldwin‘s Sunday night roast at the Apollo Theater in New York City.
Baldwin, 59, braved the hot seat as a lineup of his costars, family and friends honored (and poked fun at) his career during the taping of Spike’s One Night Only: Alec Baldwin, which will air July.
The roster of roasters included Still Alice onscreen wife Julianne Moore, real-life wife Hilaria, 30 Rock cast mates Jane Krakowski, Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer, and, last but not least, daughter Ireland — who addressed her father’s infamous voicemail rant.
Former president Bill Clinton also made a surprise appearance, introducing Baldwin with a heartfelt speech.
“I think I’ve figured out what has made him both a great actor and a great person: He has genuine interest in other people,” Clinton said in his closing remarks. “When you look at the sweep of his career, you see a man with enormous talent and a heart just as big.”
With Oscar, Tony and Emmy nominations, Baldwin has more than 100 credits to his acting career, with roles in iconic films like The Departed, Beetlejuice and The Hunt for Red October.
Seeing as the actor’s most recent scene-stealing role was as Saturday Night Live‘s President Donald Trump stand-in, a portion of the night’s jokes were aimed at the current White House administration. The majority of the evening’s roasters have been open about their anti-Trump sentiments, including Robert De Niro, who famously called him an “idiot” pre-election.
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Baldwin’s younger brother Stephen, who has vocalized his support for Trump, was not in attendance for the taping, resulting in a pointed jab from brothers Billy and Daniel, who quipped that Stephen was “on guard at Trump Tower.”
Here are a few more of the evening’s very best zingers:
“I wouldn’t know an alternative fact if it hit me in the face.” —Bill Clinton
“I loved working with Alec — it was the first time I wasn’t the craziest motherf—er on the set. Now I know white people families are just as f—ed up as black people families.” —Tracy Morgan
“The best part about being married to a man Alec’s age is the sex lasts two hours: an hour and 58 minutes to walk up the stairs and two minutes of sex.”—Hilaria Baldwin
“In Glengarry Glen Ross he played a smug a–hole and he’s never broken character.” —Robert De Niro
“You obviously have a lot of friends. They just couldn’t be here tonight.” —Jack McBrayer
“I don’t know you that well. My publicist told me to be here.” —Jane Krakowski
“Yes, I’m Ireland. And I’m a Baldwin. I can’t remember which ones are on speaking terms.” —Ireland Baldwin
“If you work with him, you are guaranteed to win an Oscar. His mojo is so strong, I wouldn’t be surprised if this year Melania Trump walks away with Best Supporting [Actress].” —Julianne Moore
One Night Only: Alec Baldwin airs July 9 at 9 p.m. ET on Spike.