Elon musk has had more than one unusual media appearance (just ask Joe Rogan fans), but his latest might overtake them all. Variety reports this musk will welcome NBC Saturday Night Live May 8. No, her partner Grimes won’t be the musical guest – that role goes to Miley Cyrus.
He is not sure what caused SNL to reserve the Tesla Technoking, although the recent achievements of its companies may help. SpaceX has just launched its second operational mission with crew, and Tesla is currently the electric car maker to beat. Musk also tends to attract attention, for better or for worse. Hell distort the price of Bitcoin, but it will also enter fights with the SEC or one heroic cave diver.
Suffice it to say, this is new territory for the show. SNL has had professional hosts before, including NBC’s Brandon Tartikoff in 1983 and Yankees owner George Steinbrenner in 1990, but there has been no tech CEO so far. The question, of course, is whether it will be as entertaining as the actors and other entertainment characters that typically host episodes. While he has better luck than many tech executives given his over-the-top personality, he’s certainly not a trained actor with years of experience.
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