“Saturday Night Live” cast member Leslie Jones is leaving the NBC sketch comedy show after five seasons.
Jones began as a writer on the show in early 2014 and was promoted to a cast member for the 2014-2015 season. Her popularity grew during her appearances on the recurring bit “Weekend Update” and became a favorite for her impersonations.
Jones announced earlier this month that she will host an hour-long Netflix stand-up special, which is set to launch in 2020. She recently lent her voice to “The Angry Birds Movie 2” and has reportedly been in talks to appear in Eddie Murphy’s “Coming to America” sequel.
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