Leslie Jones told our reporter.]
Can a bitch get a beef bowl? Jones’s very first appearance on Weekend Update in 2014 (after she’d joined the show’s writers room) remains her most controversial. In a hilarious rant, she compared her modern-day dating prospects to what she might have found during the time of slavery. (She joked she would be the “No. 1 slave draft pick.”) She later defended this bit on Twitter, explaining that comedy comes from pain, and she vowed to hit even “harder and deeper” from then on. Which she definitely did.
Honorable Mention: ‘Gift Wrap’
started to vomit, and struggled to hold it back. She wasn’t able to deliver her scripted lines, but she still managed to be funny, cycling through a series of very realistic chokes, coughs and winces. Even under duress, Jones delivered: Anything for a laugh.
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