Saturday Night Live: Pete Davidson Isn't "Freaking Out" Over Elon Musk

With only days to go until Elon Musk hosts this weekend's edition of NBC's Saturday Night Live (with musical guest Miley Cyrus)- and on the day we should be getting a look at Musk during the table read- SNL cast member Pete Davidson is sharing his thoughts on the controversy surrounding the billionaire inventor's hosting. Sitting down with late-night host and SNL alum Seth Meyers, Davidson revealed that he would be having dinner with SNL co-creator Lorne Michaels and Musk after he's taped Meyers' show. From there, Davidson says that he's "excited" to meet Musk and that he would not only go to space with him but would "100,000 percent" get high with him. As to the pushback that both Musk and SNL have received, Davidson doesn't get it- saying he doesn't understand while people are "freaking out" about the decision to have "the guy that makes the Earth better, kinda… and he makes cool things… and sends people to Mars" (starting at the 4:40 mark in the clip below).

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Here's a look at Davidson's appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where he also explains why he's removing some of his tattoos and how his phone call with Eminem went. On May 15, Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!) is set to host, with musical guest Olivia Rodrigo. Then the season closes out on May 22 with Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit) hosting, with musical guest Lil Nas X– who already took to Twitter to promise "Montero" and a new song:

Saturday Night Live's 46th season includes Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe Fineman, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, and Bowen Yang. Che and Jost serve as head writers, with Bryan Tucker serving as senior writer. Lauren Holt (The Filth), Punkie Johnson (Space Force), and Andrew Dismukes (Comedy Central's Colossal ClusterFest, New York Comedy Festival) are feature players. Alec Baldwin returned as Donald Trump, with Maya Rudolph joining them as Kamala Harris, and Jim Carrey as Joe Biden for part of the season before cast member Moffat took over the role just before the holiday break.

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Not including specials and digital series, Saturday Night Live has won over 70 Emmy Awards, the most for any show in television history. SNL also holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with over 275 nominations (once again, not including specials and digital series). The long-running sketch comedy and musical series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels, produced by Steve Higgins and Erik Kenward, and directed by Don Roy King. Ken Aymong serves as a supervising producer, with Lindsay Shookus, Erin Doyle, and Tom Broecker producing. The series is produced by SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video.

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Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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