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How to watch SNL online: See Dave Chappelle host Saturday Night Live

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It's time to watch SNL online, as the long-running live comedy show has returned just in time for the results of the 2020 Presidential Election. Fittingly, Saturday Night Live has brought back the same host who helmed the show's 2016 election reaction episode: Dave Chappelle. 

If you missed the big show live, you can still watch the latest SNL episode to see how the iconic comedian responds to Joe Biden defeating Donald J. Trump — and Trump not conceding. Chappelle’s opening monologue will likely annoy one (if not both halves) of the political aisle. Further, expect to see more of Jim Carrey as President Elect Joeseph R. Biden and Maya Rudolph as California senator Kamala Harris.

Alec Baldwin will continue to play Donald Trump, and it's just a matter of what setting they'll put him in. 

This SNL episode has been presented in front of the traditional live studio audience at Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center, unlike the concluding episodes of the previous season, which were performed remotely. The production adheres to safety regulations, including a reduced capacity and face mask wearing. 

Here's everything you need to know about how to watch SNL online:

How to watch SNL online anywhere, with a VPN

Just because NBC isn't available everywhere doesn't mean you can't watch Saturday Night Live if your current location doesn't offer it. Watching SNL using the service you already pay for, along with the rest of the internet, can be pretty easy with the right VPN (virtual private network), which lets stream the show from wherever you go.

The best VPN service is ExpressVPN. It meets the VPN needs of the vast majority of users, offering outstanding compatibility with most devices and impressive connection speeds. Plus, if you're ready to commit now, signing up for longer periods of six months or a year reduces the cost even more.

Our favorite VPN service, ExpressVPN, really shines thanks to its safety, speed and simplicity-to-use. It's also compatible with loads of devices - from iOS and Android to Roku, Apple TV and PlayStations. You'll even get an extra 3 months free if you sign up for a year, or there's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you just want to give it a try.
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How to watch SNL online in the US

In the U.S., viewers can watch Saturday Night Live if they have a digital antenna or a cable TV package. 

If you've already cut the cord, you can watch SNL on several live TV streaming services (depending on your region), including Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now.

Of these options, we recommend Sling and FuboTV, two of the best streaming services on the market. Both of these services offer cloud DVR and on-demand features, allowing you to catch up on the big show via NBC even if you missed it live.

Saturday Night Live episodes also appear on Hulu the day after they air.

Sling TV offers a three-day free trial to check out its live TV service. Sling Blue includes more than 50 channels including NBC and Fox (in select regions), Bravo, AMC, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime and USA. View Deal

Fubo.TV is a great alternative to a cable package. With the Family Plan ($65 per month), you get over 90 channels, including local broadcast networks NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox as well as top cable brands like AMC, E!, HGTV, FX, ESPN, Syfy and Paramount Network. View Deal

How to watch Saturday Night Live in the UK

Great news for Brits! Saturday Night Live season 46 episodes will air on Sky Comedy the day after the U.S. on Sunday evenings. 

Americans abroad who want to watch it live can do so by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch Saturday Night Live season 46 premiere in Canada

Up North, Canadians can watch SNL on the same day and time as Americans on Global TV.