Maya Rudolph Is Hosting ‘SNL’ Tonight. This Is How to Watch the Episode Online

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Quick Answer: You can watch new episodes of SNL online for free with live TV streaming services like DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, and Hulu + Live TV.

Nearly 17 years since Maya Rudolph left Saturday Night Live, the legendary comedian and actress will return once again to Rockefeller Center to host tonight’s episode of SNL — airing on NBC and streaming live online. On the heels of the release of their latest album, Vampire Weekend will join the Loot star as the evening’s musical guests to play a couple tracks from their new LP, Only God Was Above Us.

Earlier this week, Rudolph teased the upcoming SNL episode in a series of clips, including one where she gets discovered by SNL cast members Andrew Dismukes and Chloe Troast in a closet in the studio.

“How long have you been in here?”Troast asks.

“Uh, I’ve been in here since 2007,” Rudolph jokes in the clip, “I never left.”

“You’ve been in this closet for 17 years?” asks Dismukes, looking confused and a bit concerned.

“Well, why would I leave? I have everything I need here,” Rudolph responds. “My books, my porridge, and my dear friend, Kenny,” she says, laughing and pointing to a mop decorated with eyes.

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Want to watch tonight’s SNL episode online? Here’s where you can livestream the sketches without cable to see Rudolph host and Vampire Weekend perform their new tunes.

How to Watch Maya Rudolph‘s SNL Episode Online

Saturday Night Live airs at the usual time tonight on NBC, but if you’ve cut the cord, these streaming services make it easy to watch SNL online:

Stream SNL on DirecTV Stream

There you are, minutes before Rudolph takes the stage to host SNL and you’re sitting in front of your computer looking for how to watch it all online without cable. Let’s take care of that for you — DirecTV Stream is your go-to, with a five-day free trial, then $79.99 a month for its base package. That’s all there is to it.

Stream SNL on fuboTV

If you want to catch Rudolph’s hilarious opening monologue and sketches on SNL for free, another place you can stream the episode is on fuboTV. The live TV streaming services includes a seven-day free trial for new subscribers, then costs $79.99 a month for the fuboTV Pro Plan. It comes with NBC, in addition to other local TV networks.

Stream SNL on Hulu + Live TV

There’s really never been a better time to test out Hulu + Live TV if you haven’t yet. The reason? The streaming service now offers a three-day free trial on its live TV plan, which starts at $76.99 a month for the ad-supported plan following your test-run. In other words, you can watch SNL tonight with your trial free of charge — just remember to cancel it afterwards if you don’t want to keep your subscription.


Stream SNL on Sling TV

Sling TV doesn’t offer a free trial, but it’s still one of the more affordable streaming plans you can choose from. Sling’s Blue package carries local networks, including NBC to watch SNL, and starts at $45 a month. But best of all, you can score a discount on your first month at half the price, bringing the subscription down to just $22.50 for your first month of streaming.

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Can You Watch SNL for Free Online?

We know, we sound like a broken record. But if you’re still looking for how to watch tonight’s SNL with Rudolph for free, you’re in for a treat: DirecTV Stream, fuboTV, and Hulu + Live TV all currently offer free trials.