Michael Che Says Elon Musk's Saturday Night Live Hosting Gig Is 'Going to Be Interesting'
"The show's on 46 years and people still care about who's being booked. I think that's kind of dope," Michael Che said
The show must go on.
When asked by Ellen DeGeneres how he thinks the episode — set to air this weekend — is going to go, Che joked, "Well, I was all on board for it 'til I found out, like, did you know he's rich? ... Now I'm, like, against it."
"I wish they would've told me that before," the "Weekend Update" co-anchor joked, before he added, "It's going to be interesting ... It's cool that people care about who's on the show, you know? I think, like, that's what makes it kind of cool."
"The show's on 46 years and people still care about who's being booked," he said. "I think that's kind of dope."
It will be the "Wrecking Ball" singer's sixth musical appearance on the late-night comedy sketch series.
The Tesla CEO is a surprise choice for the SNL hosting gig, which is typically a spot filled by comedians and actors rather than business moguls. Previous hosts this season included Nick Jonas, Maya Rudolph, Chris Rock, Issa Rae, Dave Chappelle, Jason Bateman, Timothée Chalamet and Kristen Wiig.
Alongside Che, the series stars Beck Bennett, Aidy Bryant, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson and Melissa Villaseñor as full-time cast members. Chloe Fineman, Ego Nwodim and Bowen Yang are also featured players.
Saturday Night Live will return on May 8 and air live at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.