Alec Baldwin pranks Occidental students with April Fools’ Day visit


About 30 students in an Occidental College history course had a surprise guest speaker for their April Fools’ Day lecture: Alec Baldwin.

But the “30 Rock” star entered the classroom dressed as President Abraham Lincoln. He donned a beard and a cap as he joked about millennial students’ preoccupation with their phones.

During his brief lecture to Professor Jane Hong’s U.S. Culture and Society class, Baldwin spoke on civil rights and gay rights, along with energy policy, campaign finance reform and government corruption, said college spokeswoman Samantha Bonar.


And the veteran actor fit in a few quips on contemporary media, all while staying true to character: “There’s one thing I dislike, it’s all these actors regurgitating their opinions all day,” Baldwin said. “I was killed by an actor.”

Baldwin’s visit was part of Chevy’s #BestDayEver campaign in partnership with WhoSay, a program that aimed to bring “meaningful surprises” on a holiday that celebrates simple jokes.

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