Elon Musk Adding Something Unexpected to Resume

Billionaire will host SNL
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2021 8:45 AM CDT
Elon Musk To Host Saturday Night Live
Elon Musk arrives on the red carpet for the Axel Springer media award, in Berlin   (AP Photo/Britta Pedersen, Pool, File)

Elon Musk is again doing something unlikely for one of the world's richest people: hosting Saturday Night Live. As the AP notes, it's not a typical choice for the sketch comedy show, either. But the timing may be just right for the self-anointed "Technoking" of Tesla, whose other company SpaceX just successfully ferried four astronauts to the International Space Station a day after launching from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. SNL has also welcomed business moguls before, including late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Donald Trump (multiple times).

And Musk is no stranger to the spotlight. The billionaire has previously made guest appearances on The Big Bang Theory, Rick and Morty, The Simpsons, and other shows, per NPR. SNL made the announcement Saturday in a tweet that noted Musk will be accompanied by musical guest Miley Cyrus. Musk himself tweeted about the news, quipping, "Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is." The episode is scheduled to air May 8. (More Elon Musk stories.)

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