Just when you thought the world couldn’t get any worse, comedy pipeline “Saturday Night Live” decided to give young up-and-comer Elon Musk a chance at comedy. This is not a joke. This is not a drill. Elon Musk is really hosting “SNL” on May 8.
That’s right, Elon Musk is stepping onto the stage where countless movie stars have gone before. It’s not totally out of the ordinary to have egotistic billionaires with no real acting or comedy experience on “SNL,” considering Donald Trump hosted just as he was beginning his presidential campaign. But I’m pretty sure “SNL” regretted that decision, however it’s not looking like they learned any sort of lesson.
Miley Cyrus will be the musical guest alongside him. Yet it’s strange that somebody who has been such an easy target for the long running show would then host. Most times, hosts are there to promote their new movies or to gain visibility before big awards. Like last show, when Carey Mulligan hosted right before Oscar voting.
Apparently, Elon Musk does have some movie credits. Elon Musk has played Elon Musk in cameo roles in movies like “Why Him?” and an alien on a TV in “Men in Black: International.”
But I guess Lorne Michaels must have really loved his performance as alien on TV.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter had a lot to say about the decision. Many are angry at “SNL” for even allowing this. Some are just confused. And others are wondering if any of Musk’s supporters still even watch the show?
Audiences are equally confused, especially as the nation is fighting to get vaccines in arms to end a disaster of a year. Elon Musk has consistently promoted false and dangerous information on the virus, muddied the waters on vaccine efficacy, and pushed his factories to open against public recommendations. But maybe he’s funny?