Published on October 7th, 2010 | by Sharilyn Johnson


Third Frames: Big Bang Theory, Live @ e-Talk

Jim Parsons, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar entered Toronto with a bang Thursday as they promoted (and promoted, and promoted) Big Bang Theory, airing in Canada on CTV.

The centrepiece of the junket was a taping of the daily entertainment show e-Talk Daily, for this occasion taped in a giant tent in the parking lot of the MuchMusic building at Queen & John. Barenaked Ladies even pulled a Comic-Con encore by tagging along to play the themesong. About 1,000 wristband-holders packed into the space, but judging from the pre-show chants of “We can’t see! We can’t see!”, the best seats in the house were on the other side of the property line.

The special episode premieres on CTV Friday at 1pm Eastern, repeating at 7pm and throughout the next week. Portions should be available on the CTV website, but may be geoblocked from Americans (hey, turnabout’s fair play).

Jim Parsons takes a shot for posterity, as e-Talk host Ben Mulroney and BNL's Ed Robertson look on.

Kunal Nayyar

Parsons plays, Mulroney drinks, and BNL's Kevin Hearn takes an important call during a break in filming.

Simon Helberg

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is the author of the book Bears & Balls: The Colbert Report A-Z. Called "one of the city’s most discriminating comedy critics” by NOW Magazine, Sharilyn has been covering comedy for longer than she cares to admit. She served as the comedy reporter for Winnipeg's Uptown Magazine for five years, and was the host of the radio show Laugh Tracks for three seasons. Her work has also appeared in the Toronto Star, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Apiary, and on CBC Radio's national comedy programs LOL and Definitely Not the Opera.

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