Elon Musk hosts Saturday Night Live – but not everyone is thrilled | Ents & Arts News
Elon Musk will host the US comedy show Saturday Night Live in May.
The tech billionaire, head of the automaker Tesla and the aerospace company SpaceX, is accompanied by the musical guest Miley Cyrus.
The election was criticized by some who said Musk had no talent for showbiz and was chosen simply because of his wealth.
Deadline.com said he “seems like a choice for a sketch comedy show (but has shown) quick wits in his online dealings with fans, enemies, and the like, so there may be some surprises in store”.
Vaudeville writer Jenelle Riley said she was “disappointed” with the show’s choice, adding, “A presenter should have any recognizable talent other than … being rich?”
Musk will be out on May 8th, joining a long line of stars to host the show in its 46th series.
Others include Adele, Bridgerton’s Rege-Jean Page, and Oscar nominees Daniel Kaluuya and Carey Mulligan.
In 2015, Donald Trump, who was a presidential candidate at the time, was on the show and delivered the monologue in an episode that sparked protests over his campaign rhetoric.
The 49-year-old Musk has appeared on TV shows like The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, South Park and Rick And Morty.
He also made a cameo in the 2010 superhero film Iron Man 2.