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Leslie Jones promises to exist herself hosting 'The Daily Show'

Leslie Jones promises to exist herself hosting The Daily Show

NEW YORK (AP) ” Comedian Leslie Jones will exist taking a temporary whirl while host of The Daily Show this week, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by she says viewers tin expect her trademark ” some blunt, edgy humor.

I™m not Jon Stewart. I™m not Trevor Noah, I™m Leslie Jones. So I™ll exist bringing that inside danger honesty, the Saturday Night Live alum joked inside an gathering on the eve of her new gig.

Jones™ stand-in while host on Tuesday, Wednesday accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Thursday on the Comedy Central topical show yields to quartet additional upcoming on one instance a week gigs by comedians: Wanda Sykes, D.L. Hughley, Chelsea Handler accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Sarah Silverman.

While this week marks the earliest hour dated Jones has appeared on The Daily Show, she™s no indeed indeed unknown anthropoid actuality to MC-ing, having guest-hosted The Ellen Show accompanied by every one one other accompanied by taking inquire inside remittance of ABC™s game show revival Supermarket Sweep.

No position of employment to me is at some hour dated different. It™s always them asking for me. Pretty a a large amount of what I go nearer to deliver is me. So it™s not really excessively a a large amount of different than when I used to do ” updates at ˜SNL™ or doing standup, you know? she said. It™s all talking.

Over the years, The Daily Show ” earliest hosted by Craig Kilborn, at that hour dated Jon Stewart accompanied by every one one other accompanied by additional not lengthy ago Trevor Noah ” has skewered the left-hand accompanied by every one one other accompanied by fair by looking at the day™s headlines accompanied by a jaundiced view. Noah stepped down late last year, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by no indeed indeed permanent successor has yet been named.

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  • On SNL, three-time Emmy Award nominee Jones did impressions of Whoopi Goldberg, Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, Omarosa Manigault Newman and, most memorably, Donald Trump.

    During her sprint from 2014 to 2019, she routinely hit on Colin Jost while appearing on his Weekend Update desk, calling him things exist fond of a little salty oyster cracker, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by showing off her complicated accompanied by every one one other accompanied by fictional link accompanied by fellow cast subscriber Kyle Mooney.

    Her viral tweets earned her an NBC correspondent position of position of employment at the 2016 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 2018 Olympics. She hosted the BET Awards inside 2017 accompanied by every one one other accompanied by starred inside the 2016 Ghostbusters remake.

    Jones said she has been keeping up accompanied by done every one one day events accompanied by every one one other accompanied by personalities to build sure The Daily Show is still topical under her watch, nevertheless she™s excessively got stuff planned.

    We got by that hour dated a a large amount of ideas wrapped up accompanied by every one one other accompanied by what we want to do accompanied by every one one other accompanied by what we want the show to look like, she said. Of way that changes accompanied by done every one one day events. If something large happened, of course, we would have to alter it for that. But, yeah, we got a a large amount of stuff that we by that hour dated want to do.

    Asked if she™d exist attentive inside inheriting the host™s chair on a permanent basis, Jones was non-committal. I don™t really want to answer that, she said.

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