The University Of Arizona Failed To Sell Alec Baldwin As ‘One Of The Most Interesting Men In America’

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Alec Baldwin doesn’t always schedules visits to the University of Arizona. But when he does, virtually no one cares at all.

The flagship state school has canceled a campus appearance designed to allow the actor to talk extensively about himself due to terrible ticket sales, The College Fix reports.

“A Conversation with Alec Baldwin” was slated to take place on Nov. 15. The event had been promoted as “spend an evening with one of the most interesting men in America.”

Tickets for the scrapped event were being sold for $40 and up.

Had anyone wanted to see or hear Baldwin, the venue for the event would have been Centennial Hall, a 2,500-seat auditorium that hosts traveling Broadway shows and other events. A Jay Leno event is in the works for October.

“No other factors” other than disappointing ticket sales caused the cancellation of Baldwin’s show, according to Anne Thwaits, marketing director for UA Presents.

“We’re really disappointed,” Thwaits told the Fix.

Baldwin was the first person to break the news via a tweet from The Alec Baldwin Foundation, his impressively generous nonprofit. On Sept. 10, he tweeted:

The previous day, the wealthy actor, whose net worth is estimated to be $65 million, tweeted from his Foundation’s Twitter account:

Baldwin has starred and co-starred in a slew of movies and television shows. His most iconic role is almost certainly a seven-minute slice of awesome loathsomeness as Blake, the sales motivator.

The actor also has a long, sordid history of losing his temper and spewing vitriol at people just doing their jobs (or trying to be his 11-year-old daughter).

The idea behind Baldwin’s one-man show at the University of Arizona was that he was going to tell fascinating stories about his life “from soap opera heartthrob to big screen star, prolific stage actor, award-winning TV comic, author and columnist, political activist, and advocate for the arts.”

Stay thirsty, University of Arizona students. It’s hot out there in Tucson.

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