Elon Musk on Saturday Night Live

Joking about his Asperger's and cryprocurrency

Tech billionaire Elon Musk presented Saturday Night Live, joking about his son’s bizarre name X AE A-Xii and how he smoked a joint  on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

He also referred to his often bizarre tweets he said: ‘To anyone I’ve offended, I just want to say "I reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars in a rocket ship, did you also think I was going to be a chill, normal dude?"’

Musk claimed to be the  first person with Asperger’s to host the US sketch show – ‘or at least the first to admit it’.

His appearance might even have been the first to have affected the value of a cryptocurrency, with the value of dogecoin plunging 28 per cent when he joked that it was a ‘hustle’ on air.

During the Weekend Update section, cast members Michael Che and Colin Jost, repeatedly asked him, in character as financial expert Lloyd Ostertag: ‘What is dogecoin?

Musk replied: ’It started as a joke based on an internet meme but has taken off in a real way,’ adding: ‘It’s the future of currency. It’s an unstoppable financial vehicle that’s going to take over the world."

Eventually Che suggested: ‘So, it’s a hustle?’

Musk replied: ‘Yeah, it’s a hustle.’

Here’s his opening monologue:

And here’s his segment about cryptocurrency:

Published: 9 May 2021

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