Leslie Jones: ‘I don’t miss SNL’

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The former ‘Saturday Night Live’ star says she wasn’t ‘free’ on the long-running sketch show

While Leslie Jones became much more of a household name during her time on Saturday Night Live she says she’s not looking back. The 53-year-old comedian, who was a featured star on SNL from 2014-2019, became the oldest member to ever join the cast at 47.

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After first being part of the writing staff, when Jones officially became part of the ensemble in 2014 it was the first time SNL had more than one African-American female cast member in its history.

“I don’t miss it. At all,” Jones told Entertainment Tonight host Kevin Frazier, in a new interview. “That job was hard, man. That job was like two jobs and very restrictive too. I wasn’t very free there.” 

Leslie Jones, Kenan Thompson and Sasheer Zamata attend the 2016 American Museum of Natural History Museum Gala at the American Museum of Natural History on November 17, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

She did say she does miss her former co-star Kenan Thompson, who’s been at SNL since 2003 and is now the longest-running…


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