Elon Musk’s highly anticipated Saturday Night Live appearance is about to be broadcast, and for the first time ever the network will be shown around the globe via YouTube.
“SNL is a global phenomenon and this lifestream marks the first time audiences around the world will experience the show simultaneously along with the US,” Frances Berwick of NBCU said in a statement. “It’s incredibly exciting to create this worldwide event with host Elon Musk, and musical guest Miley Cyrus. We thank our international partners and YouTube for helping us make it happen.”
This new streaming tactic is their attempt to broaden their audience.
Musk tweeted a link to the international feed:
It comes as the Tesla CEO copped a lot of criticism for joining the show’s lineup.
Musk is the first nonactor or nonathlete to host Saturday Night Live since Donald Trump spearheaded the satirical sketches in 2015.
Musk tauntingly confirmed his upcoming emcee gig tweeting: “Let’s find out just how live ‘Saturday Night Live’ really is.”
The polarising tech tycoon — boasting a net worth of approximately $US179 billion — punctuated his cryptic post with the grinning devil emoji to let his 52 million Twitter followers know he means business.
Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is 😈
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2021
But Saturday Night Live star Bowen Yang seemed to have hoped that Musk’s social-media memo was nothing more than a bad joke.
“What the f – – k does this even mean,” Yang, 30, questioned in an Instagram Story post attached to a screenshot of the SpaceX pioneer’s tweet.
Originally published as Elon Musk makes anticipated SNL appearance