We promise this is not a joke: Elon Musk is set to host Saturday Night Live. The show's official account tweeted over the weekend that the Tesla CEO will host the broadcast alongside Miley Cyrus as the musical guest. And understandably, it's causing a stir online. But don't worry, we have everything covered right here.
Musk is not exactly a stranger to comedy; the entrepreneur is widely known for his hilarious meme-filled Twitter feed. He looks to be pretty proud of his internet humor persona, but could the SpaceX founder have what it takes to be a successful SNL host? Elon has already had a few showbiz appearances in the past, from silly stunts on Joe Rogan’s podcast to a cameo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Iron Man 2.
Oh, but that's not all. The mogul also played himself on an episode of The Simpsons, titled The Musk Who Fell to Earth, and on the now-disbanded show The Big Bang Theory. He apparently did it so well that the Tesla CEO was featured in The Big Bang Theory's sequel Sheldon Cooper, all thanks to popular demand. So Elon certainly has some experience in entertaining.
The new SNL episode will also mark Miley Cyrus's 6th appearance as the show's performer. Some excited viewers were surprised that Musks' girlfriend and recording artist Grimes, the mother of his son X Æ A-12, is not the musical guest.
Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is 😈— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2021
Many Musk and SNL fans alike have shown their surprise since the show is not known for picking business moguls as hosts. To add further curiosity, the Tesla founder reportedly shunned the media earlier this year. So what could be waiting for us on Saturday Night Live this weekend? We are almost sure that this will be the entrepreneur's ultimate chance at proving his comedic finesse. How it will play out will remain a mystery until then. We are for sure gonna tune in to this one!