Monday, June 17, 2024

“Saturday Night Live” Braces for Possibly Highest Rated Show of All Time Tonight As Trump is Defeated


What an incredible coincidence: the election is called for Joe Biden on a Saturday morning. And “Saturday Night Live” is live tonight with one of the best comedians in the world, Dave Chappelle, hosting. The Foo Fighters are the musical guest.

The show is bracing for its highest ratings maybe ever. Expect a raft of guest stars beginning with Alec Baldwin reprising his Emmy winning performance as Trump. This may also be one of his final swings at the bat.

Jim Carrey now gets elevated as Joe Biden. Even though his imitation hasn’t been a huge hit, tonight’s his chance to show off.

Expect Kate McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton to congratulate Joe. We may also be coming to the end of McKinnon’s run on the show.

Maya Rudolph, of course, will be there as Kamala Harris. Rudolph has been a huge hit again on the show this year. Her performance last week as the Statue of Liberty singing “I’m Still Here” was Emmy worthy!

You can only imagine it must be hysteria backstage with just a few hours until dress rehearsal. Can’t wait!


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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