Reside from New York it’s…Elon Musk?
The controversial chief government of Tesla Inc.
and SpaceX will host “Saturday Night time Reside” on Could 8, the venerable sketch-comedy present introduced over the weekend, with musical visitor Miley Cyrus.
The shock internet hosting gig is hardly the primary foray into leisure for Musk, who has made visitor appearances on TV comedies akin to “The Simpsons,” “Massive Bang Idea, “South Park” and “Rick and Morty,” in addition to a big-screen cameo in Marvel’s “Iron Man 2.”
And whereas letting the world’s wealthiest particular person (based on Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index) host “SNL” is a primary, the present has beforehand welcomed well-known enterprise figures akin to Steve Forbes in 1996, George Steinbrenner in 1990, and Donald Trump, in 2004 and 2015.
“Let’s discover out simply how dwell Saturday Night time Reside actually is,” Musk tweeted Saturday, including a smiling satan emoji — which can have raised the eyebrows of traders and regulators, within the wake of Musk’s lengthy historical past of operating afoul of the Securities and Alternate Fee over his off-the-cuff remarks on Twitter, in addition to his obvious pot smoking on Joe Rogan’s podcast in 2018 that despatched Tesla shares falling.
The “SNL” announcement additionally sparked a little bit of an uproar on social media, the place many questioned why the NBC present was giving the world richest man — who noticed his wealth skyrocket throughout the pandemic — such a distinguished platform. Other than SEC probes, Musk has additionally been criticized for on-line bullying of critics, allegedly manipulating cryptocurrency costs, denying the severity of the coronavirus pandemic and spurning authorities lockdowns, whereas Tesla is going through a number of federal investigations into crashes of its autos, and whether or not its Autopilot function was in use on the time of them.
Tesla studies first-quarter earnings after the bell Monday, with the electric-vehicle maker anticipated to put up a seventh consecutive quarter of revenue. Musk’s different firm, SpaceX, efficiently docked a Dragon capsule with the Worldwide Area Station on Saturday, ferrying a aid crew of astronauts.
Tesla shares are up simply 3.4% yr thus far, however are greater than 400% greater over the previous 12 months.