‘s debut hosting received a decidedly lukewarm response on social media, with critics describing it as unfunny and a wasted opportunity. 

The 49-year-old Tesla CEO and  founder – and one of the world’s richest men – had been a controversial choice to appear on SNL amid a pandemic. 

And critics online were unimpressed with his delivery, with one blasting: ‘Now everyone knows he’s not funny, witty or clever’. 

Lorne Michaels, the SNL producer, was singled out for particular ire.

‘I don’t care how much Lorne Michaels wants to go into space, tonight is unforgiveable,’ said one.

Musk opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal speaking style, saying no one can tell when he’s joking.

‘It’s great to be hosting ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and I really mean it,’ said Musk standing on the stage in a black suit with a black T-shirt. 

‘Sometimes after I say something, I have to say that I mean it.’

Elon Musk has delivered his monologue on Saturday Night Live, poking fun at his own eccentricities and appearing to confess that he has ‘Asperger’s’

Musk and his girlfriend Grimes are seen leaving the studio in New York after hosting SNL

Canadian singer Grimes, 33, appeared in one sketch alongside her 49-year-old boyfriend

Musical guest Miley Cyrus (left), host Elon Musk, and Cecily Strong during promos for the show

He added, shiba inu coin price in india chart explanation, that he is the first person with Asperger’s syndrome to host the show: 

‘Or at least the first person to admit it,’ he said.

It may have been the first time Musk has publicly said he has the mild form of autism. But at least one former ‘SNL’ host, Dan Aykroyd, also has talked about having Asperger’s.

And despite his admission, social media remained annoyed by Musk’s appearance.

One Twitter user described Musk as ‘a real life Bond villain’, while another responded with a photo of Joaquin Phoenix as The Joker.

‘This is the bad place,’ said another, with a meme from the show The Good Place. 


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Another tweeted Kermit the Frog looking fraught, captioned: ‘Lorne Michaels watching.’ 

‘Perhaps at 76 Lorne Michaels’ run at deciding what is funny is over…’ said another. 

Yet others approved of his performance.

‘Somehow Elon Musk managed to be funnier than the entire SNL cast, who trained their entire lives just to be sketch comedian/comediennes and haven’t sent rockets into space & back or running revolutionary electric car companies or infrastructure for hyperloop-based transportation,’ said one fan. 

Musk also joked about his Twitter account, which has more than 50 million followers, and the tweets that led some critics to object to his being invited to host the show.

‘Look, I know I sometimes say or post strange things, but that’s just how my brain works,’ he said.

Then Musk added a boast that got his biggest laugh of the night, and an applause break from the studio audience.

‘To anyone who’s been offended, I just want to say I reinvented electric cars, and I’m sending people to Mars in a rocket ship,’ Musk said. 

‘Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?’

Musk referenced his unconventional tweets, and said: ‘Did you think I was also going to be a chill, normal dude?’

Musk portrayed Wario (center) in one sketch, with the Nintendo character facing a murder charge in court

Musk’s girlfriend, the musician Grimes, appeared as Princess Peach in the Wario trial sketch, thrilling her fans

In another sketch, he appeared as doctor at ‘Gen Z Hospital’, delivering bad news in youthful slang to a group of teens

In another sketch, Musk portrayed a producer named Ragnarok on a bizarre Icelandic talk show, on which he proclaimed his love for the host Ooli

Musk appears alongside Kenan Thompson in a western-themed sketch for Saturday’s episode

The value of Dogecoin dropped sharply as Musk spoke, losing more than 20% of its value

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