When he's not conquering public transportation, selling flamethrowers, or launching rockets into space, billionaire businessman, investor, and engineer Elon Musk enjoys comedy, just like the rest of us. Now it appears the ever-busy CEO is working on a project pertaining to just that, according to The Daily Beast.
After wanting to buy satirical news publication The Onion back in 2014, Musk has reportedly hired a number of its employees for a secret initiative. On board his team are former Onion Editor in Chief Cole Bolton and Executive Editor Ben Berkley, who each left The Onion last year. Now joined by three additional (former) Onion staffers, the crew is in Los Angeles for Musk's comedic undertaking.
“We can confirm that we have learned nothing from prevailing trends in media and are launching a brand-new comedy project,” Bolton and Berkley revealed in a statement to The Daily Beast.
Sources close to Bolton and Berkley speculate that the project will be another satirical news publication, although nothing has been confirmed. They have insisted, however, that Musk will not oversee editorial direction or be involved in the day-to-day happenings.
When asked about his secret venture, Musk stated cheekily, “It’s pretty obvious that comedy is the next frontier after electric vehicles, space exploration, and brain-computer interfaces. Don’t know how anyone’s not seeing this.”
Again, no specifics surrounding this forthcoming initiative have been revealed, but at this point, nothing that Musk decides to take on should really surprise anyone. Follow on over to The Daily Beast for more.
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