Saturday Night Live Comes to Twitch For 16-Hour Digital Marathon

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"I would like to feed your fingers to the wolverines", Michael O'Donoghue taught John Belushi as the first words on NBC's Saturday Night Live.

Twitch is showcasing the best clips from the the 43-year history of TV's longest-running sketch show. The episodes will run in succession.

This marathon leading up to the SNL finale will begin tomorrow, May 17, at 6:00 p.m. ET. "We'll also stream highlights from the current season to get you all caught up for the finale". She recently appeared on Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman, in which she opened up to the former late-night host about another career honor, receiving the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2010.

We're told that not only is the hip-hop star excited about more people being able to attend now, but that Highline is a "safer and bigger" venue, as opposed to the gentleman's club.

"Similar to Twitch chat, Saturday Night Live serves as live commentary on pop culture and current events", Jane Weedon, Twitch's director of business development, said in a statement, via Mashable. "Each SNL sketch is a snapshot of its time, making it the ideal show to unite our global community across generations as they comment on the commentary".

Variety reports that viewers will be able to add their own commentary while streaming the two-day marathon. The marathon will be ending a few hours ahead of the season 43 finale episode of SNL on May 19, which you can check out on NBC at 11:30 PM ET, as Tina Fey hosts and Nicki Minaj performs as the musical guest.

Twitch is staging the "SNL" marathon as part of its strategy to broaden its content purview live video-game broadcasts - and leverage its base of millions of users to engage in social viewing of non-video-game programming.



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