It was a kinder, gentler Alec Baldwin than many of us are used to, and just minutes into the premiere of MNSBC’s “Up Late,” even Howard Kurtz was wondering where the Twitter meltdown was. Instead, MSNBC viewers were treated to an hour-long interview with New York mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio, whom Baldwin introduced as his early choice for mayor. That’s no fun.

Yes, a love letter to Bill De Blasio set in a fake diner.

Shouldn’t he be wearing a hair net if he’s going to be working in a diner on Friday nights?

So, how are the early reviews?