Elon Musk demonstrated a combination of humility and arrogance as he held the hosted gig he expected. Saturday Night Live.
The 49-year-old Tesla CEO, the founder of SpaceX and one of the richest people in the world started his monologue by mocking his monotonous speaking style and saying no one knew he was joking.
“We recommend hosting. Saturday Night Live, I really mean it,” said Musk, standing on stage in a black T-shirt and black suit. “Sometimes I have to say I’m sincere after I say it.”
He added in the description that he was the first Asperger syndrome patient to host the show. “Or at least the first person to admit it,” he said.
This may be the first time Musk has publicly announced he has a mild form of autism.
Musk also joked about his Twitter account with more than 50 million followers and tweets against being invited by some critics to host the show.
“I know I sometimes say weird things or write, but that’s how my brain works,” he said.
Then Musk added the biggest laugh-out boasting that night and was applauded by the studio audience.
Musk said, “I want to tell the wounded man that he reinvented the electric car and is sending people to Mars by rocket ship. “Did you think I’d be a cold, ordinary friend too?”
Musk did not appear in the show’s unconventional and heartwarming Cold Open, and when musical guest Miley Cyrus sang her godmother Dolly Parton’s inspiring “clear blue morning light,” the cast members and their Mothers had a short time for Mother’s Day.
But Musk brought his mother, model May Musk, to the stage and talked about what it was like when he was 12 years old.
Criticism of SNL Casting
The casting choice has sparked criticism from people who think the show is celebrating his tremendous wealth in a time of great inequality, and from a man who spread misinformation to huge Twitter followers, downplaying the severity of the coronavirus pandemic.
In keeping with Musk’s reputation as an innovator NBC For the first time, we live-streamed episodes around the world on YouTube. Saturday Night Live It could be seen all over the world at the same time.
Musk made his first stiff prick on the show’s first sketch, a mock soap called “Gen Z Hospital”. He took on the role of a doctor with a fake beard, spreading bad news to a group of youth in his own language.
“You all want to sit down,” Musk said. What I’m trying to say can be a little shudder,” Musk said. “Your best friend got a major L.”
He played a small role in subsequent sketches. He played one of the first people-filled parties after quarantine and wore a German accent on a bleached spike wig as a director for an Icelandic talk show.
And in “Weekend Update,” he played a character close to himself as a financial analyst named Lloyd Ostertag, wearing a bow tie and glasses and throwing expansion plugs for Musk’s favorite cryptocurrency Dogcoin.
Musk admitted that Ostertag was “yes, it’s a hustle,” after “update” anchor Michael Che got hard to understand.
Musk is probably by far the richest host of the show. Forbes Magazine His fortune amounts to 170 billion dollars. Several other business leaders, politicians and other non-entertainers have hosted sketch comedy institutions on air for over 40 years.
It was hosted in 1996 by Steve Forbes, a publishing executive of a wealthy family and a long-term presidential candidate.
Donald Trump was an entrepreneur in 2004 and cub In 2015, he was nominated for president. Shaw’s sketches began to make him a major goal the following year, but the choice to team up with him sparked harsh criticism in the years that followed.