The next Saturday Night Live host is getting ready and it’s not in a way you might think. Tesla inventor and multi-billionaire Elon Musk is set to host the long-running sketch series this Saturday, May 8. He took to social media to ask around for ideas, and one cast member has some advice for the upcoming host.
Elon Musk posted on Twitter asking for “skit ideas” for SNL and cast member Chris Redd, who joined SNL in 2017, responded to Musk with just one hilarious, but relevant, piece of advice:
Chris Redd’s tweet clues Elon Musk in on "skit" versus "sketch" when it comes to Saturday Night Live. SNL is known as a sketch comedy series, not "skit," and if you host the series, you really need to know the terminology. Especially if the show has been around for more than a few decades. Saturday Night Live is in Season 46, after all!
When it was announced that the Tesla CEO would host an upcoming episode of the sketch comedy show, there was a mix of reactions from the general public and even some members of the SNL cast. While cast members will not be forced to appear alongside Elon Musk, as is the case with every host on the series, there's still the question of if any members will decline to appear in the episode or in a sketch alongside Elon Musk.
Among the reasoning for the backlash is his spreading of false information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and his involvement in some legal situations. Most hosts for SNL range from musicians to actors to comedians to professional athletes, which is why it was so surprising when it was announced that Elon Musk would be hosting an episode.
It will be interesting to see what this episode will consist of, and if it will take any jabs at Elon Musk’s past allegations. It seems the cast is trying to get through these next several days the best way they know how when it comes to Saturday Night Live: with humor. Musk did tweet out a couple of ideas following his mention of "skits," including "Irony Man" who defeats villains with the power of irony and Baby Shark and Shark Tank merging.
In any case, the episode will also include musical guest Miley Cyrus, an SNL veteran who has appeared in a total of seven episodes, and even hosted once. Maybe Cyrus will give Musk some hosting advice and they appear in a sketch together. Elon Musk will host Saturday Night Live this Saturday, May 8 on NBC.