We never thought the day would come when reporting on an EV-focused website about what is happening during Saturday Night Live would be relevant, but here we are. Yes, Elon Musk did host SNL, thus putting TV host on his resume right next to Paypal, Tesla, SpaceX, Neuralink, and The Boring Company – all of which he co-founded.
Highlights from last night’s episode have been released on the official SNL channel on YouTube where you can see the 49-year-old entrepreneur being a part-time comedian. It might come as a surprise to some, but Elon Musk is listed as a fully fledged actor on IMBD after appearing in an episode of The Big Bang Theory and in the spin-off series Young Sheldon.
He was also included in the casts for Iron Man 2, Machete Kills, and Why Him? while IMDB says he was also the executive producer of five titles, with a sixth one involving Tom Cruise and SpaceX in the works. Meanwhile, you can see the Pretoria-born business magnate making jokes during SNL. Some members of the usual cast have expressed their skepticism regarding Musk’s appearance in the show, but as you can see, it very much happened.
Elon Musk is not the first Saturday Night Live host to cause a stir as the same thing happened back in 2015 when SNL announced none other than Donald Trump would go on to make an appearance. Going back in time, Andrew Dice Clay hosted SNL in 1990 even though his jokes were quite vulgar, to say the least.
It remains to be seen what people will think of Elon Musk’s performance during SNL, but there is no denying the man who crowned himself as Tesla’s official “Technoking” knows how to create hype. His appearance during Saturday Night Live is just the latest publicity stunt in a long string of marketing moves he has taken over the years, some good and some not so much.
Source: Saturday Night Live