Knock, knock. Who exists? Elon Musk.
And the normally chucklesome cast of “Saturday Night Live” is not chuckling.
Giggles turned to groans for some members of the “SNL” ensemble Saturday when NBC announced that Musk, 49, will helm their sketch comedy show as host together with musical guest Miley Cyrus on May 8.
The contentious Tesla CEO will be the very first nonactor or nonathlete to host “Saturday Night Live” since Donald Trump led the satirical sketches in 2015.
Musk tauntingly confirmed his approaching emcee gig, tweeting: “Let’s learn simply how live ‘Saturday Night Live’ really is.”
The polarizing tech magnate– boasting a net worth of around $179 billion– punctuated his puzzling post with the grinning devil emoji to let his 52 million Twitter followers understand he indicates company.
Let’s learn just how live Saturday Night Live truly is
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 25, 2021
But “Saturday Night Live” quipster Bowen Yang seemed to have hoped that Musk’s social-media memo was absolutely nothing more than a bad joke.
“What the f—- k does this even mean,” Yang, 30, questioned in an Instagram Story post connected to a screenshot of the SpaceX leader’s tweet.
Fellow “SNL” jokester Aidy Bryant echoed Yang’s issues about Musk– the third-richest individual on the planet, according to Forbes’ real-time billionaire signboard– and his forthcoming term as master of ceremonies.
Bryant, 33, reposted a tweet from Sen. Bernie Sanders as a thinly veiled dart focused on Musk that read: “The 50 wealthiest people in America today own more wealth than the bottom half of our individuals.”
“Let me duplicate that, due to the fact that it is nearly too absurd to think: the 50 most affluent people in this nation own more wealth than some 165 MILLION Americans. That is an ethical obscenity,” the cyber barb continued.
An upcoming” Saturday Night Live”hosting gig by Elon Musk(center)is causing outrage amongst “SNL “stars Bowen Yang(left), Aidy Bryant(best)and Andrew Dismukes.Getty Images “Saturday Night Live” writer-turned-trouper Andrew Dismukes, 25, joined the jibing, saying on Instagram,” Just CEO I wan na do sketch with is Cher-E Oteri”– a recommendation to the previous “SNL” veteran.
Yang, Bryant and Dismukes’ social-media shafts have actually because been deleted.
Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang’s posts on their instagram stories after Elon Musk was announced as the next SNL host!!! Even the show’s cast dislikes him!!!!! Why didn’t they just give Miley Cyrus double task as she is worthy of!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/0Ivu8BUwX6!.?.!— Georgia(@Georgia39410)April 25, 2021 Spokespeople for the comedians did not right away react
to The Post’s request for remark. Reps for”Saturday Night Live”were likewise not offered to comment.
However “SNL’s” online audience excitedly required to Twitter,
airing their complaints about Musk’s upcoming look. There actually was no one else offered to host SNL? Elon Musk? Why? — Eric Slater(@ericsslater)April 24, 2021 Elon Musk hosting SNL is substantial for guys still making”that’s what she said”jokes who believe they ‘d be great at hosting SNL.– Josh Gondelman (@joshgondelman)April
24, 2021 The shady chance ats Musk from “SNL “stars and habitués alike most likely originate from the COVID-19 false information he promoted at the beginning of the pandemic. The engineering mogul digitally downplayed the lethal virus, calling panic caused by the outbreak “dumb “in March 2020. He likewise mistakenly predicted that there would be”near to zero new cases” by the end of last April.
The coronavirus panic is dumb– Elon Musk(@elonmusk)March 6, 2020 Based on present trends, probably near zero new cases in United States too
by end of April– Elon Musk(@elonmusk )March 19, 2020 That same month, he demanded an end to pandemic closures.
Musk likewise came under fire for a foreboding Twitter missive in which he threatened to withdraw stock choices for Tesla workers if they moved to unionize. However the National Labor Relations Board required him to remove the tweet. Most recently, he nonchalantly said that a “bunch of
people will most likely pass away”throughout his forthcoming Mars mission.