Leslie Jones announced Thursday that she’s starring in her first Netflix special to air next year, and Netflix made it official on Friday. “Y’all finally get to see like what I really do,” Jones said. “I am actually a standup comic. I mean, it’s great to be the actress and the sketch[es] and all that stuff but I am actually a standup. Hard core. That’s what pays the bills.” The Saturday Night Live star, who’s been doing standup comedy since she was 16 years old, will tape her special September 10 at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. Jones’ career is on fire now: She just joined the cast of Coming 2 America, starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, and Wesley Snipes. She can next be heard as the voice of Zeta, the villain, in Angry Birds 2.
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