Elon Musk jokes about his son's name while hosting 'Saturday Night Live'


While hosting “Saturday Night Live,” Elon Musk showed viewers that he has a quirky sense of humor.

The founder of SpaceX started his first monologue by explaining how he was very excited to host the show. Musk, the 49-year-old Tesla CEO, also managed to throw in some jokes about his personal life.

“It’s an honor to be hosting Saturday Night Live, I mean that. Sometimes after I say something, I have to say I mean that so people really know I mean it. That’s because I’ve always had a lot of intonational variation when I speak, which I’ve been told makes for great comedy,” Musk said. “I’m actually making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL. Or at least the first to admit it.”

Musk shares his son, X Æ A-Xii, with Grimes.

Musk also revealed how his “vision for the future” includes “renewable energy and humanity must become a multi-planetary space bearing civilization.”

After that, the entrepreneur wasn’t shy to talk about his personal life. Musk reflected on previous tweets, saying how his son’s name is pronounced like a “cat running across the keyboard” and mentioning that he “reinvented electric cars and is sending people to Mars on a rocket ship.”

Before his appearance on the show, the mogul’s turn as emcee of the sketch show comedy show ignited some controversial comments among its cast.