Elon Musk apparently made history tonight, revealing for the first time publicly on live TV that he has Asperger’s.
On Saturday (May 8), the Tesla co-founder revealed he has Asperger’s syndrome during his opening monologue on Saturday Night Live. According to SNL’s first host, he is the first person with Asperger’s syndrome to host an episode of the comedy sketch series during its 46 seasons on the air.
“It’s an honor to host Saturday Night Live,” Musk said during his opening monologue. “Sometimes after I say something I have to say, ‘I mean that’, so people really know I mean it. It’s because I don’t always have a lot of international variation in the way I speak, which tells me it’s a good comedy. In fact, I’m making history tonight as the first person with Asperger’s to host SNL. Or at least the first to admit it. “
Asperger’s syndrome is on the autism spectrum and is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a person’s communication skills in terms of socialization and non-verbal cues.
During his monologue, the SpaceX owner also joked about how he smoked a joint while doing an interview on Joe Rogan’s podcast. He also addressed his youngest son, X Æ A-12, telling the crowd that the baby’s name sounded like “cat running through [the] keyboard.”
Watch his full monologue, below.
In honor of Mother’s Day, Elon invited his mother, Maye Musk, to join in the fun. She even dismissed her wacky idea that humans are just programs in a video game. Maye also asked her son what he was going to get him for Mother’s Day. His answer? Dogecoin, the cryptocurrency that went viral in part thanks to Elon’s support for the coin that mocks cryptocurrency using a meme as a logo.