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Martin upstages Baldwin during SNL season premiere

Funnyman Baldwin made history on Saturday (24Sep11) when he fronted the U.S. comedy sketch programme for the 16th time, passing Martin’s 15 appearances – but the Father of the Bride star was gracious in defeat.

He delighted TV viewers by making a guest cameo, interrupting Baldwin onstage to joke, “I was just passing by the studio in full make-up and I heard you were breaking my hosting record, and while I’m happy for you, I wanted to make sure that you were doing it without the use of steroids or performance-enhancing drugs.”

Martin promptly asked the star for a urine sample, which Baldwin appeared to provide – and then he drank the liquid to confirm the feat was accomplished “fair and square”.

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He later congratulated Baldwin on the honour and joined him to introduce the night’s talent, Radiohead.

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