Elon Musk to Host “SNL” in May

Elon Musk is scheduled to host “Saturday Night Live” on May 8. (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)

Famously temperamental billionaire Elon Musk will host “Saturday Night Live” on May 8 with Miley Cyrus as musical guest, NBC announced Saturday.

The Tesla CEO and SpaceX chief designer made other news in recent days as one of his SpaceX spacecrafts launched from Florida carrying four vaccinated astronauts, docking a day later at the International Space Station. The launch, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, marked the third crewed launch for Musk’s company.

Musk is the first “SNL” host from outside the realm of entertainment since NFL player J.J. Watt’s appearance last year. Given the Tesla exec’s penchant for making controversial statements about everything from his own company’s stock price to COVID-19 lockdowns, he will likely be the most scrutinized host of the long-running late-night comedy since then-presidential candidate Donald Trump took the reins, to widespread criticism, in 2015.

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SOURCE: LA Times, Jessica Gelt