Elon Musk confirmed a mix of humility and hubris as he opened his extremely anticipated internet hosting gig on Saturday Night time Stay.
The Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal talking fashion, saying nobody can inform when he is joking.
“It is nice to be internet hosting Saturday Night time Stay and I actually imply it,” mentioned Musk standing on the stage in a black swimsuit with a black T-shirt. “Generally after I say one thing, I’ve to say that I imply it.”
Musk additionally joked about his Twitter account, which has greater than 50 million followers, and the tweets that led some critics to object to his being invited to host the present. “Look I do know I typically say or publish unusual issues, however that is simply how my mind works,” he mentioned.
Then he added a boast that bought his largest chuckle of the evening, and an applause break. “To anybody who’s been offended, I simply need to say, I reinvented electrical vehicles, and I am sending individuals to Mars in a rocket ship,” Musk mentioned. “Did you suppose I used to be additionally going to be a chill, regular dude?”
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Musk, one of many world’s richest individuals, advised the viewers he was “the primary particular person with Asperger’s to host SNL. No less than the primary to confess it.”
Musk did not seem within the present’s heat and unconventional chilly open, wherein solid members and their moms did transient bits for Mom’s Day as musical visitor Miley Cyrus sang her godmother Dolly Parton’s inspirational Mild of a Clear Blue Morning.
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However Musk introduced his personal mom, mannequin Maye Musk, on stage throughout his monologue to speak about what he was like when he was 12.
“And I am excited for my Mom’s Day reward. I simply hope it is not dogecoin,” she mentioned, referring to the cryptocurrency Musk has touted on his Twitter account.
“It’s,” he replied.
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The casting alternative introduced criticism from those that felt the present was celebrating a person for his exorbitant wealth in a time of nice inequality and a person who unfold misinformation to his large Twitter following as he downplayed the severity of the COVID-19 disaster.
Musk’s look has drawn comparisons to the present’s controversial resolution in 2015 to ask Donald Trump to host as he was making ready for his presidential run.
Though it’s uncommon for a enterprise government to host SNL, South Africa-born Musk, 49, isn’t any stranger to popular culture or comedy. He has appeared on The Simpsons, Rick and Morty, and South Park, and his persona helped encourage Robert Downey Jr’s portrayal of superhero Iron Man in a sequence of Marvel movies.
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