Jim Parsons Takes on the Kardashians, Kanye West & More in New Broadway Show

by Stacy Lambe 7:01 AM PDT, May 28, 2015
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With Big Bang Theory on hiatus for the summer, Jim Parsons returns to New York City to star in the one-man show, An Act of God, for a limited run on Broadway.

The new play -- based on the Twitter account, @TheTweetofGod -- sees Parsons, as God appearing in human form as the actor Jim Parsons, recounting the Lord’s journey and introducing 10 new commandments.

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Written by David Javerbaum, the Emmy-winning comedy writer behind the Twitter account and current producer of The Late Late Show with James Corden, the show offers up plenty of laughs as Parsons delivers a sermon mixed with faith, politics, jokes, groaners, and plenty of pop culture references.

And what’s a good sermon without a few knocks at Hollywood and entertainment culture?! Among those who get a taste of God’s sarcastic interpretation of today’s state of affairs are the Kardashians and Kanye West.

We highlighted the best references -- most of which can be found on God’s Twitter account -- below:

1. The Kardashians, et al

“How about Bruce Jenner by the way? The first Kardashian woman I can actually tolerate.”

Yes, even God has an opinion on the first family of reality TV, which includes the likes of Kim Kardashian and her mother Kris Jenner. But the one He can tolerate? That would be Bruce.

2. Kanye West

“Kanye, next time you win a GRAMMY and you thank me for your “God-given talents”, they’re gonna get God-taken, understand?”

There’s no question that Kanye West believes that his talents were bestowed upon him by a higher power -- but Yeezus better be careful. He’s treading on thin ice

3. Matthew McConaughey

“Matthew McConaughey, you won an Oscar, you talked Me up big-time. I know you think you’re tight with me ‘cause of all the times you thought you saw Me when you were high, but we’re not.”

You all remember the rambling, somewhat coherent speech the actor delivered during the Oscars, right? No? Here, let’s refresh. And an explanation, if you need it

4. Justin Bieber

“It’s certainly no matter of yours whether… I saw Justin Bieber hit puberty, then puberty hit back and beat the crap out of him.”

Even Bieber will have to admit growing up in the public eye has been hard at times

5. Sarah Palin

“You’ll just have to somehow get through life without knowing that I once saw Sarah Palin… Oh, nothing in particular. I just f--king hate Sarah Palin.

God is most definitely not a fan. 

And why interpret God’s words, when He -- err, Parsons -- can deliver them himself? Watch his take on celebrities below:

An Act of God runs at Studio 54 in New York City from May 28 to August 2.