Elon Musk to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ on May 8

Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX and CEO of Tesla Inc., is coming to the Axel Springer award ceremony in Berlin on December 1, 2020.

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Elon Musk will first host NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the long-running sketch comedy show announced over the weekend, on May 8th.

The CEO of the car company Tesla and the aerospace company SpaceX was seen in films like “Iron Man 2” in 2010 and in TV shows like “The Big Bang Theory” in 2015.

The singer Miley Cyrus will appear in her sixth SNL appearance as a musical guest on the show.

The announcement comes on the same day that Musk celebrates the successful docking of the SpaceX spacecraft Dragon with the International Space Station.

It is unusual, if not entirely unheard of, for someone in the business community to host SNL. Steve Forbes, for example, hosted the show in 1996, even though he was running for president at the time. Donald Trump hosted SNL in 2015. At that time, he was also running for president.

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