Leslie Jones Announces Netflix Comedy Special With Shout-Out to D.C. Fans

LOS ANGELES - SEP 17: Leslie Jones at the 2018 Emmy Awards Arrivals at the Microsoft Theater on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA. (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Leslie Jones is set to headline a stand-up comedy special for Netflix.

The Saturday Night Live veteran made the announcement Thursday night during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

“Y’all finally get to see what I really do,” Jones told the studio audience. “I am actually a standup comic. It’s great to be the actress and the sketch and all this stuff, but I’m actually a standup, hardcore.”

[Watch the video below]

Jones said the special will be filmed in Washington, D.C., and launch globally in 2020.

“I picked D.C. out of all the cities, because D.C.’s got one of the best comic crowds,” Jones added.

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Kimmel asked the comedian if she planned to invite President Trump to the taping. She quickly responded “hell no!”

Jones has been a member of the SNL cast since 2014. On the big screen, she’s had roles in the films Top Five, Ghostbusters and Trainwreck. She’ll next star in The Angry Birds Movie 2.

Check out Jones’ announcement below.

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