This weekend marks the first new episode of Saturday Night Live after the Olympics and it also marks the first time that Emmy Award winning actor Jim Parsons will be stepping into the role of host. This season as seen a slew of first time hosts, from Edward Norton to Drake and Lena Dunham, who is slated to host next week’s show.
Parsons has gained a massive following thanks to his role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory and his Emmy wins also don’t hurt his status as one of the finer comedic actors working today. Despite all of that, Parsons has never hosted Saturday Night Live, but that streak will be coming to an end this Saturday.
In his first set of promos, Parsons riffs with Bobby Moynihan on a variety of topics from using a laugh track to buying an elevator pass and even the difference between how they both come off as nerdy on television but pull it go ether off camera — sort of.
So where can you watch Jim Parsons’ first time hosting Saturday Night Live and when will it all go down? We have all the information you need to know right here:
Date: Saturday, March 1st
Start Time: 11:30pm ET
Host: Jim Parsons
Musical Guest: Beck
TV Info: NBC
Online Stream: Hulu, iTunes