Over the last few days, exciting news was loaded up for technology magnate Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, an aviation and space services company.
Over the weekend NBC announced that Elon Musk is hosting Saturday Night Live on 8 May. In the 46th season, the iconic sketch-comedy show.
The announcement was made only a few hours after the Dragon capsule SpaceX Crew contained four astronauts docked at the International Space Station — almost 24 hours after leaving Florida.
Elon Musk ‘s firsts time on TV
The capsule was used on the first SpaceX mission that human beings flown last May. It was the first time since Gemini’s programme that an American capsule was used when an unmanned spacecraft was flown twice in 1965.
Saturday Night Live doesn’t usually have business executives host its show, but as pointed out in a story by The Associated Press, Musk is far from a stuffy corporate type. He regularly jokes around on Twitter, where he has nearly 52 million followers and has gotten into legal trouble for making disparaging remarks about critics and hinting that he might lead a buyout of Tesla that resulted him getting fit
While it’s the first time that Elon Musk host SNL, he’s not an alien to TV.
Without taking into account news interview shows and press conferences, Musk has been invited to the CBS shows Young Sheldon and The Big Bang Theory. On the animation shows South Park, The Simpsons and Rick and Morty, his voice was also heard.
Social Media Reaction
Reaction on social media to the decision to have Musk host SNL has been mixed. Some people called the decision “electric” while others questioned if no one else was available to host the show.
Miley Cyrus is scheduled to be the musical guest the night Musk hosts.
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