TECHNOLOGY mogul and Tesla CEO Elon Musk will take center stage at Saturday Night Live in May of 2021.
When is Elon Musk on SNL?
Elon 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.
Miley hosted the show in 2011, with The Strokes as the musical guest, and returned to pull double duty in 2013 and 2015.
She then returned as the musical guest in 2017, 2018, and, most recently, 2020.
This will mark her seventh SNL gig, with her also having made a cameo appearance in a 2013 episode hosted by Edward Norton.
What do SNL fans think of Musk as SNL host?
Many fans were shocked that Musk would be given hosting duties on the iconic late night show.
One fan wrote to SNL on Twitter: “April Fool’s Day was like three weeks ago.”
Another cracked: “Guys please this better be a joke.”
A third fan tweeted: “Imagine ruining a great season with this and thinking it’s a good idea!!!!”
One social media user begged for the show to “please just let Miley do double duty” again.
Another person wrote: “Not too late to make this a Miley double duty show.”
Apparently looking for help, Musk, took to Twitter on May 1 to ask for ideas and to try out jokes.
He cracked: “Baby Shark & Shark Tank merge to form Baby Shark Tank” and “Irony Man – defeats villains using the power of irony.”
The SNL cast has apparently been told they will not need to act alongside Musk, the self-proclaimed “Dogefather,” if they feel uncomfortable.
“Speaking historically, if a cast member has been that unhappy, they don’t have to do it,”a source told Page Six.
“[‘SNL’ boss Lorne Michaels] won’t ever make them do anything they don’t want to do.”
None of cast members were pulled out of SNL yet, according to Insider.
Musk has named himself the “Dogefather” ahead of his appearance on SNL, in a tweet that appears to have sent the cryptocurrency soaring.