“It’s time” for a Black woman to host The Daily Show, said Leslie Jones after her hilarious run as guest host. She also announced her upcoming memoir Leslie F*cking Jones.
Jones absolutely killed it during her trial run:
Jones would be the first woman to host the long-running series. The show has had three permanent hosts: Craig Kilborn, Jon Stewart, and Trevor Noah. As they look for a replacement for the recently-departed Noah, they have brought in Chelsea Handler, Wanda Sykes, D. L. Hughley, Sarah Silverman, Kal Penn and Hasan Minhaj. An embarrassment of riches!
No matter what happens there, fans can look forward to the book for sure. Jones told People that she wrote the book to inspire others to put in the work:
“Everybody’s life is a story. Everybody’s life has had moments and trials and mistakes and things that you go to to make you who you are today. And I want everybody to read that and go, ‘Holy s—. She didn’t just fall into comedy. She had to work for that s—.’ I want people to learn that if you have an inspiration and a desire to do something, that’s f—ing great, but you got to work.”
The book is scheduled to come out in September. Hopefully by then she’ll know about the Daily Show gig!
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