The response to Jim Parsons hosting this week’s Saturday Night Live has been lukewarm at best (although most of the vitriol seems to have been redirected now that Lena Dunham has been announced as next week’s host). I, for one, am no fan of The Big Bang Theory, but I’m always interested in seeing how a first-time host fares.
How will his talents translate from the sitcom world to live TV? Will he be able to survive without a laugh track? Parsons and Bobby Moynihan tackle these misconceptions (The Big Bang Theory is filmed in front of a live studio audience — though the audio is “sweetened” with additional laughter) head-on in this week’s promos. Bazinga?