Elon Musk kicked off his “Saturday Night Live” debut by claiming to be the first person with Asperger’s syndrome to host the American comedy sketch.
“Or at least, the first person to admit it,” he says.
In his opening monologue, the eccentric tech entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX offered an explanation for some of his past eyebrow raising behaviors.
“Look, I know I’m saying or posting weird things, but that’s how my brain works. To everyone I’ve offended, I just want to say, I’ve reinvented electric cars and I’m sending people to Mars in a rocket, ”he mentioned. “Did you think I was going to be a normal cold guy too?” “
Musk has been criticized in the past for actions such as publicly mocking the US Securities and Exchange Commission and calling a cave diver who rescued trapped boys in Thailand a “pedo.”
But on SNL, the billionaire took hits at his own expense. He joked on his tweets, his son’s unusual name – X Æ A-12 – and this time he smoked weed on Joe Rogan’s podcast.
And of course, as a great cryptocurrency booster, he once again listed the benefits of dogecoin.
Pressed on what exactly dogecoin is, Musk called the cryptocurrency – which now has a market value of around $ 72 billion – “an unstoppable vehicle that will take over the world.”
But then he agreed that in fact “it’s a commotion”.
For the second time in a week, the second richest person in the world appeared to drive the value of the digital asset. Shortly after his recent surge after Musk’s endorsement on Twitter, he was sent on a brief rotation during his SNL performance.
It fell to 49 cents during the broadcast after a pre-show high of around 74 cents, according to CoinDesk.
During the show, the cast members wondered aloud why exactly the tech billionaire would want to join their ensemble.
With a segment of a Chinese rocket re-entering Earth’s atmosphere at the time of the live broadcast, they concluded that the man in space “needed an alibi.”
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