'SNL's Leslie Jones Headed to PyeongChang For Olympics Role

AM ET ‘SNL’s Leslie Jones Headed to Pyeong Chang For Olympics Role Games superfan reprising her role from Rio in 2016

The "Saturday Night Live" comedian is joining NBC's coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics as a contributor, reprising her role from the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

With the Winter Olympics only a week away, NBC has announced that Jones will once again participate in the official coverage of the games.

The Saturday Night Live amusing lady's enthusiastic tweets while watching the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil first caught the attention of NBC execs, who hired her on the spot.

Jones confirmed the news on social media herself while donning patriotic Team USA gear from head to toe. In her caption, she wrote, "Guess What Time It is Y'all!" "I'm skiing. Ya'll know what the hell's going on, you know what I'm doing".




Leslie Jones at the BET Awards on June 26, 2016. Her tweets included videos of her enthusiastic and wild reactions to the performances of Team USA in the games, as well as her raucous cheering for them. Upon seeing this, Jim Bell, president, NBC Olympics production and programming, invited Jones to Rio.

Jones is already gearing up for the big event, sharing a video of herself wearing an American flag-themed outfit and training on an elliptical.

With the 2018 Winter Olympics start date fast approaching, there's no doubt that fans are getting hyped for this extravaganza of cold weather sporting events in PyeongChang, South Korea - none more excited, however, than comedian and Twitter enthusiast Leslie Jones.

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