TESLA CEO and cryptocurrency enthusiast Elon Musk will take center stage at Saturday Night Live on May 8.
What did SNL star Chris Redd say about Elon Musk?
“Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL. What should I do?” Musk asked Twitter.
He then floated the joke: “Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank” and “Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony”.
However, before Musk gets too ahead of himself, Redd had a piece of advice: “First I’d call Em sketches,” the comedian replied to Musk.
Redd isn’t the first SNL cast member to openly poke fun at the upcoming host
In a since been deleted post, both Bowen Yang and Aidy Bryant took swipes at Musk on their social media accounts.
When Musk posted, “Let’s find out just how live Saturday Night Live really is” to his Twitter account, Yang screen-grabbed the tweet to post to his own Instagram story.
Yang captioned the tweet, “What the f— does this even mean?”
Bryant was a bit more subtle, as she posted a retweet from Senator Bernie Sanders calling it a “moral obscenity” that “the 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our people.”
The tweet was added to Bryant’s Instagram story just hours after Musk was announced as host.
When will Elon Musk host SNL?
Musk will host NBC’s Saturday Night Live on May 8, 2021.
Miley Cyrus is scheduled to be the musical guest.
The last new episode of SNL, which aired on April 10, featured Carey Mulligan as the host and Kid Cudi as the musical guest.
This will be Musk’s first time hosting or appearing on Saturday Night Live.
What happened after Elon Musk called him the ‘Dogefather’?
In a tweet announcing his appearance on SNL, Musk named him the “Dogefather” sending the cryptocurrency soaring.
The price of dogecoin shot up from $0.25 to $0.30 in less than 15 minutes after Musk posted a cryptic tweet reading: ‘The Dogefather”.
The spike came after a price slump last week, when the meme-inspired cryptocurrency fell after hitting an all-time high, Reuters reported.
Supporters of the cryptocurrency used hashtags to fuel a rally, bumping up the price of dogecoin, until it eventually lost steam.
This recent spike pushes the value of the currency back towards the record highs that it experienced earlier this month.