Leslie Jones (comedian)

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Leslie Jones is an American comedian based in Los Angeles, California. An alumna of Colorado State University, Jones has been a featured performer at the Just For Laughs festival in Montreal and the Aspen Comedy Festival. In 2011, her one hour comedy special, Problem Child, was broadcast on Showtime.[1] Jones is now part of the Saturday Night Live writing staff. She was hired in early 2014, along with fellow writer LaKendra Tookes and new cast member Sasheer Zamata (Jones originally auditioned to be a cast member in the December casting call for a new African-American female comedian to be on SNL). She appeared during the Weekend Update segment of the May 3, 2014 Saturday Night Live, where her commentary on America's views on African-American women have changed (which included a joke about how Jones would never have been single had she been alive during the slave days) met with much controversy.


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