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Leslie Jones Joins the Cast of ‘SNL’

It looks like the folks behind Saturday Night Live have gotten the diversity memo.

Leslie Jones is moving from the writers’ room to on-screen talent at SNL. She was hired in January along with another Black female writer, LaKendra Tookes.

The comedian made waves earlier this year with a controversial skit about slavery.

Jones joins fellow Black comedians Michael Che, Sasheer Zamata, Keenan Thompson on the show, which had received criticism for its lack of diversity.