‘Saturday Night Live’ Arrives in China

Jan 3, 2014  •  Post A Comment

The NBC late-night comedy show “Saturday Night Live” has found its way to China, with the website of online media group Sohu Video showing 10 episodes from the current 39th season, the Associated Press reports.

“Future episodes will be available online without subtitles the Monday after airing in the United States, and a version with Chinese subtitles and explanations of cultural references will be available at 10 p.m. the following Saturday, Sohu said in its announcement Thursday,” the story notes.

The piece adds: “Topics have featured China, including a sketch of a press conference with then Chinese President Hu Jintao berating President Barack Obama over the national debt.”

Sohu Chairman Charles Zhang said he doesn’t expect the show to create trouble in China, the report notes.

"Things that are controversial in America are probably not controversial in China," he told the news service. "And this talk show is in the spirit of fun and humor. I don’t think there will be any problem."


One Comment

  1. Uhm, he thinks SNL is a “talk” show? Oh yeah, there’s NO way this could go wrong…..

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