SNL just lost a real one.
Comedian Leslie Jones is leaving Saturday Night Live prior to its 45th season (which premieres Sept 28).
Jones, who joined SNL as a writer in 2014, has spent the last five years as a cast member. In 2017 and 2018, she was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. This year, she’s been nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for cowriting “The Upper East Side,” track featured on the episode hosted by James McAvoy.
For the 50-year-old comedian, she’s already onto bigger and better opportunities including several film projects and a reboot of Supermarket Sweep already in the works. Not to mention filming a Netflix comedy special scheduled to debut in 2020. Can you say Jones is booked, busy and blessed?
In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late-night show, the Ghostbusters star said “it’s great to be an actress but that she’s really a ‘hardcore’ stand-up comedian.”
Whatever is next for Jones, we wish her all the best!