Alec Baldwin tribute includes Bill Clinton, Robert DeNiro

This time, Alec Baldwin was the butt of the jokes instead of the other way around.

The comedian was the subject of a special Spike TV tribute, “One Night Only,” at the Apollo Theater that aired Sunday night.

Former President Bill Clinton joined the stage to take some jabs at Baldwin — and President Trump, one of the actor’s easiest marks.

Clinton opened talking about Baldwin’s history, which began by making movies in his backyard at 5 years old before running for class president in elementary school.

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“He ended up going to George Washington University for two years, ran for student body president, then came back home to New York where he followed a then-classic path, from politics into soap operas,” the politician said.

“And now we know it works the other way around. You need to think about running again. You’ll probably win the next time.”

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Daughter Ireland also joined in the tribute, reminiscing on the infamous 2007 voicemail rant.

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Robert DeNiro commended the funnyman on his Trump impression, which he called “great comedy and…good for the country.”

Ireland, Baldwin’s 21-year-old daughter, also joked about his infamous 2007 voicemail in which he called her a “rude, thoughtless little pig.”

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Wife Hilaria and former co-star Jane Krakowski joined Alec Baldwin.

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“Hello, my name is Ireland, and I’m a Baldwin. Yes, I’m a member of that family. The Baldwins. I see other recovering Baldwins here. Some cousins, uncles… I’m here to roast this big old ham I call my father. Speaking of pigs. Some of you may remember me as that thoughtless little pig you read about. That was a decade ago, and my dad and I are in a much better place now. He would never say something like that. Because I’m 6’2? and I would keep kick his a–,” she said.

“The truth is, that whole awful period nearly killed him emotionally. I wouldn’t see my dad that upset ever again…until I showed him my first tattoo. Okay, my second tattoo. I couldn’t show him where I got the first one.”

Other speakers for the Baldwin tribute included Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan and Jane Krakowski.

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