Actor Alec Baldwin kicked off his stint as a late-night talk show host by interviewing New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio on Friday (11Oct13).

The star's new show, Up Late With Alec Baldwin, debuted on Friday on U.S. political news channel Msnbc, and The Cooler star quizzed his first guest with questions about job creation and income inequality.

Baldwin also asked de Blasio about his views on legalising marijuana.

Actress Debra Winger will be Baldwin's second guest next Friday (18Oct13).