the difference between "live" stream and taping of the show. I'm still hearing the audience reaction in both. In california, that means 5pm showing from NY or 11am showing from London. And they can pick the better shots in the taped version and eliminate the glitches. It seems like a lot of extra funds are being expended for the live experience in 16 performances than if it was professionally taped and streamed later. Since so few shows are even streamed, i'd rather have the resources spent on more tapings with 24 hour window to watch (so CA can watch in the evening).
I'm a little surprised that the writer had to watch on his computer. Dude, connect your computer to your tv so you can get a better picture and sound than you get on your computer.