Comedian and Tv personality Leslie Jones sat down with the Today show yesterday morning. She spent five seasons on “Saturday Night Live,” and opened up on TODAY about her new book, “Leslie F*cking Jones: A Memoir,” where she chronicles personal details of her life. She also shared her love for Chris Rock and MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki and his khakis. More inside and a video clip….
Leslie said that she is excited to share her story with us…
Now, I’m gonna be honest: Some of the details might be vague because a b*tch is fifty-five and she’s smoked a ton of weed. But while bits might be a touch hazy, I can promise you the underlying truth is REAL. Whether I’m talking about my childhood growing up in the South, my early stand-up days driving from gig to gig through the darkest parts of our country and praying I wouldn’t get murdered, what Chris Rock told Lorne Michaels, that time I wanted to shoot Whoopi Goldberg on SNL, and yeah, I’ll tell you all about Ghostbusters and the nudes and Supermarket Sweep and The Daily Show . . . I’m sharing it all in these pages. It’s not easy being a woman in comedy, especially when you’re a tall-*ss Black woman with a trumpet voice. I have to fight so that no one takes me for granted, and no one takes advantage. These are the stories that explain why. (Cue the Law & Order theme.)
Hoda Kotb, Jenna Bush Hager and Leslie Jones
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