4 Things You Should Know About Leslie Jones

Popular for co-anchoring the Saturday Night Live Show, here are 4 peculiar things you should know about African- American comedian and actress Annette “Leslie” Jones popularly know as Leslie Dogg.

  1. Leslie started to do stand-up comedy in college in 1987, when a friend signed her up for a “Funniest Person on Campus” contest. After she won the contest, she left school and moved to Los Angeles. There, she performed at regular clubs and worked at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles and UPS to make ends meet. 
  2. She performed at The Comedy Storein West Hollywood, but received unfavorable reviews. She once, opened up for Jamie Foxxand was booed by the audience. Feeling discouraged, Jones stopped performing for three years.
  3. She intended to become a lawyer, but changed her mind and changed her major a few times, and eventually ended up majoring in communications. While in school, Leslie became a radio DJ. Even after several flings with different pursuits, she was still unsure of what she wanted to do in life and contemplated severally the possibility of a career playing basketball overseas.
  4. Leslie was promoted to the cast of #SaturdayNightLive(SNL)- an American late-night live television variety show as a featured player, and made her official debut on the October 25, 2014 episode hosted by Jim Carrey. Her addition marks the first time in SNLhistory that the show’s cast has included more than one African-American woman.

Culled from Wikipedia

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