Elon Musk hosts ‘SNL’ as ‘alibi’ for rocket crash in China, jokes ‘Weekend Update’


“Weekend Update” co-host Colin Jost launched a response to a question many people ask: Why is Elon Musk hosting “Saturday Night Live.”

Jost admitted there were questions about Musk hosting the Saturday night show. He then explained that it was “because he needed an alibi” for the failed Chinese Long March 5B rocket.

The rogue rocket is said to have landed in the Indian Ocean on Sunday – Saturday evening, US Eastern Time – after its uncontrolled descent was followed around the world over the past week.

Reuters reported the landing, citing information from the Chinese government.

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Additionally, the US Space Command retweeted a message from Space-Track.org, indicating that the rocket debris had landed.

Pictured: (L to R) Musical guest Miley Cyrus, host Elon Musk and Cecily Strong during the promotions at Studio 8H on Thursday, May 6.

Pictured: (L to R) Musical guest Miley Cyrus, host Elon Musk and Cecily Strong during the promotions at Studio 8H on Thursday, May 6.
(Rosalind O’Connor / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Earlier in the series, Musk, 49, made headlines when he revealed he suffered from Asperger’s.

In his opening monologue – including remarks on his controversial tweets, How to pronounce his son with the name Grimes – he said he was the first person with Asperger to host “SNL”.

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“I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger to host ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Musk revealed before adding, ‘The first to admit it. “

Tesla CEO hosts the Saturday night show alongside musical guest Miley Cyrus.

The tech mogul’s appearance builds on his recent streak of success. Tesla’s stock is worth nearly six times as much as it was before the pandemic began, leaving Musk with an estimated fortune of $ 177 billion, according to Forbes magazine. And SpaceX just launched a mission that sent astronauts to the International Space Station.

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Saturday Night Live isn’t used to having business executives to host its show, but Musk is far from a stuffy business type. He regularly jokes on Twitter, Yes, the nearly 52 million subscribers and got into legal trouble for making disparaging remarks about critics and suggesting he could lead a Tesla buyout that would have resulted in him being fined $ 20 million by stock market regulators.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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