Entertainment Elon Musk Says He’s The First ‘SNL’ Host With Asberger’s, But Twitter Remembers Dan Aykroyd

19:41  09 may  2021
19:41  09 may  2021 Source:   etcanada.com

Elon Musk to Make 'SNL' Host Debut

  Elon Musk to Make 'SNL' Host Debut He's bringing Miley Cyrus with him Elon Musk will make his "Saturday Night Live" hosting debut later this season. He'll host the May 8 episode. The Tesla founder's episode will have Miley Cyrus as the musical guest. This will be her sixth time in that capacity. It's been a big year for first-time hosts. Along with Musk, "SNL's" other rookie emcees include John Krasinski, Dan Levy, Regina King, Nick Jonas, Rege-Jean Page, Daniel Kaluuya and Carey Mulligan.

Elon Musk made his debut as “Saturday Night Live” host on May 8, and during his monologue dropped a revelation: he has Asperger syndrome.

Elon Musk standing in a room: Host Elon Musk during the monologue on Saturday, May 8, 2021 © Will Heath/NBC Host Elon Musk during the monologue on Saturday, May 8, 2021

"I'm actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger's to host 'SNL'," the Tesla/SpaceX mogul declared.

Joking about being on the autism spectrum, Musk quipped, "I don't always have a lot of intonation or variation in how I speak... which I'm told makes for great comedy."

Following Musk's monologue, numerous Twitter users chimed in to offer a correction: Musk is not the first person with Asperger's to have hosted "SNL".

Elon Musk's Upcoming 'SNL' Hosting Gig Met With Scorn: 'Bafflingly Terrible' Idea

  Elon Musk's Upcoming 'SNL' Hosting Gig Met With Scorn: 'Bafflingly Terrible' Idea Musk will host the May 8th episode NBC surprised pretty much everyone on Saturday with its announcement that Elon Musk would be hosting the next episode of "Saturday Night Live" on May 8, a decision that was met with a resounding, "No, no, no, no, no, no, no." Musk, who is known as the founder and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, will be the first non-actor or athlete to host the longrunning sketch comedy series since Donald Trump in the fall of 2016. At that time, Trump was still just a candidate for president and that decision was met with a lot of scrutiny.

That distinction actually goes to OG Not Ready for Primetime Player Dan Aykroyd, who revealed in a 2013 interview with the Daily Mail that he was diagnosed with Asperger's in the 1980s, and also that he was diagnosed with Tourette's when he was 12.

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Not only was Aykroyd a cast member from 1975 until 1979, he returned to host in 2003, which would make Musk's assertion of making history inaccurate.

Check out a sampling of Twitter reaction to Musk's claim.

“Saturday Night Live” airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT on Global.

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