Comedienne/actress Leslie Jones (pictured) is known for her deliberately straightforward personality and pull-no-punches comedic delivery.
The 49-year-old “Ghostbusters” star recently went back to her roots as a stand-up comic. During her four-hour set at Carolines on Broadway, a New York City comedy club, Jones gave attendees a dose of her straight up stage style with no chaser. In bad taste, The New York Times called her routine at Carolines “raucous.”
However, fans of Jones would probably call her recent comedy set in The Big Apple a rolling tide of straight talk that would make you laugh and think. Nobody was safe as the “Saturday Night Live” mainstay targeted the #BlackLivesMatter movement, white women, and the protesters who have been rabble-rousing since Donald Trump became president.
“If I see another 45-year-old white woman from Williamsburg saying ‘black lives matter,’ I’m going to punch you in the mouth,”‘ Jones bluntly exclaimed. “Stop doing that,” she continued.
Jones also touched on the Women’s Day marches that were organized across the country the day after Trump’s inauguration last month. In what The New York Post called a “politically focused” critique, Jones called out the absence of many black American women during those January 21st marches.
“Not one black woman out there,” Jones said referencing the marches. “Black woman at home watching ‘Housewives of Atlanta,” she added.
Jones had a successful year in 2016. The success of “Ghostbusters” catapulted Jones into the mainstream in a major way. The film took $30 million dollars to make, but raked in nearly $300 million at the box office. In addition to movie success, Jones scored a major role in an AllState Insurance television advertising campaign.
She even got a chance to be a commentator for the 2016 Olympic Games after a television producer who helped broadcast the global competition read one of her witty and hilarious tweets about the Olympics.
Hate her or love her, Leslie Jones never holds back who she really is. She often says things that others agree with, but are too afraid to say out loud.