After 5 years on Saturday Evening Stay and an Emmy nomination for her work, Leslie Jones had sufficient. She shocked many by leaving her gig as a full-time forged member.
Now, she’s resurfaced as govt producer and host of a brand new model of the sport present Grocery store Sweep on ABC.
“I don’t miss it. At all,” Jones mentioned to ET about her SNL days. “That job was hard, man. That job was like two jobs and very restrictive, too. I wasn’t very free there.”
Apparently, her new gig fulfills her. “It’s just, you know, a comedian’s dream come true,” she says of the Grocery store Sweep job.
The revived Grocery store Sweep follows the identical format because it did when it debuted in 1965: groups reply just a few questions that may add time to their purchasing clock, then attempt to accumulate as a lot as they’ll in that point interval in a mad sprint by the grocery retailer, with the highest-priced meals assortment successful the competitors.
The brand new model will give away extra money. “We have a lot of bonuses, we’re giving money away to essential workers every week,” Jones mentioned. She added that security protocols can be in impact in the course of the pandemic.
Jones as soon as tried out for an earlier model of the present, however didn’t qualify when a roommate ran out on her. Now, she’s achieved a dream.
“When you see the carts and you see the game play and you go, ‘Oh, OK and I’m hosting it. Oh, this is fun!’” Jones mentioned.