Saturday Night Live hasn’t been on the air since Melissa McCarthy hosted the show before the Super Bowl, but the show is gearing up for it’s March return. SNL won’t return until after the Olympics are finished, but they’ve already lined up an Emmy award winning first time host to help get the ball rolling again.
According to Deadline, The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will be hosting Saturday Night Live’s first post-Olympics show.
Saturday Night Live returns from its Olympics-imposed hibernation March 1, and the NBC late-night show said today Jim Parsons as host with musical guest Beck. It will mark the hosting debut for The Big Bang Theory star
Parons has never hosted SNL before, which will mean he’s adding his name to the list of others who served as first time hosts this year. Edward Norton, Kerry Washington and Drake were all first timers and now Parsons will be among them.
His success on The Big Bang Theory is proof of his comedic wisdom and may make him a perfect match for SNL. Fans will also get to see him out of character and playing other comedic roles, rather than just seeing him as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.
SNL returns on March 1st on NBC.