After five years Saturday Night Live and an Emmy nomination for his work, Leslie Jones had enough. She stunned many by leaving her concert as a full-time crew member.
Now she is reappearing as executive producer and host of a new version of the game show Supermarket Sweep on ABC.
“I do not miss it. All in all, ”Jones told ET about her SNL days. “That job was hard, man. That job was like two jobs and also very restrictive. I was not very free there. ”
Apparently her new concert meets her. “It’s just, you know, a comedian’s dream come true,” she says of Supermarket Sweep job.
It revived Supermarket Sweep follows the same format as it did when it debuted in 1
The new version gives more money away. “We have a lot of bonuses, we give money away to key employees every week,” Jones said. She added that security protocols will be in place during the pandemic.
Jones once tried an earlier version of the show but could not qualify when a roommate ran out on her. Now she has achieved a dream.
“When you see the wagons and you see the game play and you go, ‘Oh, OK, and I’re hosting it. Oh, that’s fun! ” Said Jones.