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Elon Musk stars on "Saturday Night Live" tonight as a celebrity guest host.
Cast member Michael Che told Wendy Williams he thinks Musk's debut means "everyone wants to watch."
Che said when he found out about Musk as guest host, he thought: "Oh, I know who he is at least."
Elon Musk is making his "Saturday Night Live" debut tonight as the show's celebrity host.
The Tesla and SpaceX Ceo will join musical guest Miley Cyrus on the NBC comedy series.
Michael Che, one of the show's comedians and co-writers who stars as an anchor in the show's "Weekend Update" series with Colin Jost, said in an interview on "The Wendy Williams Show" on Friday that he thinks Musk's appearance is "polarizing" and "exciting."
"A lot of co-workers there at the show have voiced their opinion that they don't want him there," Williams told Che, referencing the Tesla founder.
Some "SNL" cast members have spoken out about Musk's appearance on the show, including Aidy Bryant and Bowen Yang, who have since deleted social media posts that seemed to express negative reactions to the news of the billionaire hosting the show.
"You know, what's funny is that I would say I know about 20 to 25% of the white people that get to host the show anyway. So Elon, I was like, 'Oh, I know who he is at least,'" the comedian said.
Che said though he doesn't "ever really know who the host is in the first place," he liked that the controversial pick could draw in viewers.
"To me, it makes it exciting, I mean, everybody wants to watch now, so that's cool," Che said.
Musk, the second billionaire to appear on "SNL" after former President Donald Trump guest-starred in 2015, has made controversial comments in the past about gender pronouns and promoted misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Che joined fellow cast member Pete Davidson in speaking in support of the Tesla founder's debut on the show.
"I don't know why people are freaking out," Davidson told Seth Meyers on "Late Night." "People are like, 'I can't believe Elon Musk is hosting,' you mean the guy that makes the Earth better and makes cool things and sends people to Mars?"
In Musk's "SNL" trailer with Cyrus, he said: "I'm a wild card, so there's no telling what I may do."
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