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Alec Baldwin talks new chat show

Alec Baldwin says he's been in enough "dull" interviews to know how to do things differently on his own chat show.

The 30 Rock star, 55, said he'd experienced some "tedious.. frustrating and unsatisfactory" interviews in the past.

He told Politico: "It was either just dull, or they ask me the same stuff or someone just clicked on the internet and asked the top five things on Google.

"It was a very tedious format... I want to do a show that was more like how I would like to be treated if I were the guest on a show."

Up Late With Alec Baldwin, a weekly current events and culture talk show, launches in the US on Friday.

Alec said the MSNBC show wouldn't compete against comedy talk-show hosts.

"I don't think it'll ever be a show you'd see on Comedy Central. We're not going to go for those laughs," he told Politico.

"[Jon] Stewart. Bill Maher. [Stephen] Colbert.... They dominate that world, and I have no desire to compete with that at all."

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