Was San Francisco Giant’s star Brian Wilson’s Jay Leno appearance an audition for Saturday Night Live? It might just be, his dry wit, charismatic personality and interesting persona shined on Leno’s show. He didn’t come off as one of those boring athlete interviews, he came off like he recently got off the set yuking it up along side the likes of Zach Galifianakis or Jack Black. Yeah, he’s that kind of funny. A Facebook post claimed, “…this man is, dare I say, the Christopher Walken of pro athletes!”
Even before his Jay Leno visit there were not one but two people who felt strongly that Brian Wilson was destined for comedy greatness. On Facebook there are two separate pages trying to collect “likes” to convince the people of SNL to let Brian Wilson host the show ala Betty White. A Facebook grassroots effort was launched to get her to host, and that worked! When he was alerted to the grassroots effort, Brian Wilson said he’d be up for hosting and that “he’s done weirder things.”
And Saturday Night Live? They seem to be listening! In response to a plea from a Brian Wilson fan on Twitter the SNLers wrote back ” As long as he brings The Machine. We want to RAGE. Right now.”
Brian Wilson has loads of young fans. Would you let you kid stay up late to watch him host SNL? And would you let them meet, of TV that is, the Machine?
And to get a taste of hot Brian Wilson action, check out his appearance on Jay Leno below.