Leslie Jones Named New SNL Cast Member

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Congratulations to Leslie Jones! Saturday Night Live just added Jones to the cast for the 40th season.

Leslie Jones became a writer on the show earlier this year. Clearly she was so good that the SNL producers asked her to join the star-studded cast on the upcoming season.

This isn’t the first time ones tried to get a spot on the show. Last fall, she auditioned for the impossible-to-get role, but they cast Sasheer Zamata instead. This time around, however, it’s her year.

In addition to her new gig in front of the camera, Jones, who will make her first official appearance as a full-time cast member when Jim Carrey hosts the show Oct. 25, will also stay on as a writer.

[via People]

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