Elon Musk poaches writers from The Onion for a new comedy project

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has long been a fan of the satirical news site The Onion, routinely tweeting out references to the site, particularly when they feature him, his electric car company, his space company, his brainwave-reading company and his tunneling company.

Now, he’s taking that interest in comedy and turning it into yet another project: Musk is hiring a handful of former writers from The Onion to staff it, The Daily Beast reports.

“It’s pretty obvious that comedy is the next frontier…