Monday, June 17, 2024

Tonight’s Elon Musk Hosted “Saturday Night Live” Will Go Live Internationally Streamed on YouTube


“SNL” is really pulling out all the stops tonight.

Not only will the Elon Musk hosted segment go out live on NBC across the country the show will also air live internationally.

NBC is making it available on YouTube for the world also at 11:30pm tonight.

The whole Elon Musk adventure has turned into a public relations fiesta, with the show and NBC pushing the idea that the cast doesn’t want Musk there. They planted several stories like that, saying EP Lorne Michaels wouldn’t force anyone to do anything.

It’s all quite clever and made for more buzz than the show’s had in months. The ratings have been dismal recently, stuck at 3.6 million. So “SNL” is using Musk to create a storm and hopefully see a spike in viewership.

Miley Cyrus is the musical guest. She could use a sales boost too. We’ll see what happens.

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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