Leslie Jones has lit Twitter for the past few weeks with her hilarious commentary on cable news – including her review of the now infamous “schounch” by political editor of the Daily Beast, Sam Stein. So that was a big deal on Wednesday night when she finally made her MSNBC debut on The Reid Out with Joy Reid.
“First of all, Joy, I let them know that I wasn’t going to do an interview first except yours,” the comedian said before embarking on an exuberant rendition of “Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night. As she explained, her obsession with cable news started during the election with – who else? – Steve Kornacki. “Steve was on the board. I was like, “Who is this guy?” », She remembers. “He’s absolutely thorough and brilliant. Who is he? He looks worried, I need him in my life!
Later Jones, who spent six years at Saturday Night Live before leaving the show last year, she told Reid how she manages to find so much joy in these dark days of politics. “I’m 53, Joy. I have been through many presidencies. I was with Reagan. I’ve been here for a long time and have a great sense of humor, ”she says. “And you have to have a great sense of humor in life. Because either you are going to cry all night or you are going to laugh. I prefer to laugh.
Then, after singing a bit of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Whatta Man” in honor of his latest crush, Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff, Jones made his most passionate plea on behalf of Americans who just want that people take COVID-19 seriously.
When asked if she was angry with lawmakers who failed to provide relief to everyone who ‘suffered’ during the pandemic, Jones said: ‘I’m not as angry with them as I am. am angry with us, with the people, because not forcing them to do it.
“How are we divided right now?” she asked. “It doesn’t make sense. The way we made the pandemic a political thing makes me absolutely pissed off. And it makes me leave, OK, is half of our country selfish? Are you all selfish? You really don’t take it seriously? “
“Just the sight of seeing bodies in a freezer truck, Joy, how does that not break anything?” Jones continued. “Even if you don’t believe it, I’m going to wear a mask just because I don’t want to be part of the bad things that are going on. Come on guys! When are you going to start thinking about each other rather than our own agendas? “
Finally, Reid ended the interview by telling his guest, “You literally made my night. You might have won my year, ”adding,“ I’m retiring now. “
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