Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Inc., will arrive at the Axel Springer Award ceremony in Berlin, Germany on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.
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Elon Musk will host NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” for the first time on May 8, the long-running sketch comedy show announced this weekend.
The CEO of car company Tesla and space company SpaceX has previously appeared in films such as “Iron Man 2” in 2010 and TV shows such as “The Big Bang Theory” in 2015.
Singer Miley Cyrus will perform as a musical guest on the show in her sixth SNL appearance.
The announcement comes on the same day that Musk celebrates the successful docking of SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station.
It is unusual, but not completely unheard of, for someone from the corporate world to host SNL. Steve Forbes, for example, hosted the show in 1996, although he was running for president at the time. Donald Trump hosted SNL in 2015. He was also running for president at the time.