Congratulations are in order! Leslie Jones has been added to ‘Saturday Night Live’ as a new cast member. Her new role will take effect on the Oct. 25 episode.
Leslie Jones On ‘Saturday Night Live’: New Cast Member Promoted On SNL
Leslie, who joined the writing staff in early 2014 and has appeared on a handful of episodes, will make her debut as a full-fledged cast member on the Jim Carrey-hosted Oct. 25 episode.
Leslie reportedly took part in the talent search for a new SNL cast member last fall. She was one of the 12 finalists invited to audition on the SNL stage, and was in serious contention for one of the spots, but producers went with Sasheer Zamata instead.
Fortunately, Lorne Michaels, the creator and producer of SNL, liked Leslie a lot and brought her on as a writer.
Leslie Jones Appears On ‘Weekend Update’
Since then, Leslie has established herself off-screen, as well as on-screen with appearances on Weekend Update. Watch one of her hilarious appearances below.
Obviously, good things come to those who wait.
We’re so happy for Leslie! We always looked forward to her cameos and we’re excited that she’ll be featured on every episode from here on out.
Before Saturday Night Live, Leslie starred in her own Showtime comedy special “Problem Child.”
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— Chris Rogers