Comedian Leslie Jones to be the primary visitor host of The Daily Show on Tuesday

Comedian Leslie Jones would be the first visitor host of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.” Her first episode airs at 11 p.m., ET, on Tuesday, and Jones would be the first host since Trevor Noah stepped down from the place in December.

Future visitor hosts of the present embody Wanda Sykes, D.L. Hughley, Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman, with Jones set to move the star-studded lineup. In addition to internet hosting on Tuesday, Jones will stay host via the week, with reveals on Wednesday and Thursday as properly.

“Get prepared, information! I’m coming for you,” Jones mentioned in a promo for her upcoming look. 

Jones is finest identified for her time on “Saturday Night Live,” the place she was a author and forged member from 2014 to 2019 — roles that she believes ready her for her time as host, Jones shared in an look on “CBS Mornings” on Monday. 

She and host Gayle King additionally joked about Jones’ portrayal of King, starring in a sketch of King’s well-known interview with singer R. Kelly, now a convicted intercourse offender.

Leslie Jones as Gayle King
Leslie Jones as Gayle King and Kenan Thompson as R. Kelly in the course of the “R. Kelly Interview” Cold Open on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

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Jones can also be identified for her look within the all-women “Ghostbusters” remake alongside fellow former-SNL forged members Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon, in addition to Melissa McCarthy.

Jones mentioned that whereas she feels about her upcoming internet hosting gig “identical to I really feel about any job I get,” she can also be “anxious to get on the market and present them what I can do.”

“I do know not everyone might be going to agree with how I ship stuff,” added Jones, “But you bought to simply have the ability to go be me. So that is what I’m going to do, is simply be me.”

Noah, the previous anchor of “The Daily Show,” introduced his departure as host in September of final 12 months, together with his ultimate episode airing final month. Noah’s tenure with the present lasted seven years — from 2015 to 2022.

The Daily Show” airs on Comedy Central, which, like CBS News, is a part of Paramount Global. 

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