Leslie Jones Goes Wild With Vinyl, Live Tweets And “Euphoria”


3. The Olympic Games The Olympics was a very important thing [when I was growing up]. I remember we were on school break. I remember people taking days off to support the Games and the athletes. I’ve always liked it, especially gymnastics and figure skating. What it is now is great and how beautiful. I always thought it was the only time that all the countries put everything they had against each other and participated in the Games. It’s almost a moment of world peace for me. Of course it’s not now, with the timing and all. But I always liked it because you had a team to cheer on. It was like, “Yeah, our country! Yeah, the United States!

4. Accountability for mental health in sport This is what people have to understand: it is not enough to be in good physical shape for these Games. You have to be mentally fit for these Games. One does not go without the other. And the pressure that is put on these athletes must be enormous. The way they attacked Simone Biles, I was ashamed of our country because, first of all, most people complaining were sitting on their big asses on the couch. You’ll never do cartwheels and you have the nerve to talk about someone and tell them they’ve let the country down? We have to start taking responsibility that they aren’t actually superheroes. They give the impression that they are superheroes, but they are humans.

5. Tweet live It’s a blessing and a curse at the same time, because I’m going to be honest with you – I didn’t really think people would understand. The first time I live-tweeted it might have been “Breaking Bad”. It hadn’t been on the air for about five years, but it was so good that I thought, “I have to tell people about it.” So it really started off as fun. Now that’s a job. Politics [commentary] started during covid and sat on the couch watching tv, and i don’t think people paid attention to their backgrounds. I was like, “Does she know she’s in front – what the [expletive] Is that?” I always try to find a way to make people laugh when things are bad. It’s a relief. It’s a comedian’s job. We’re buffoons.

6. “Euphoria” Oh my god, it’s just a great show. It also proved to me that I was a [expletive] nerd if that’s really what happens in high school. And I thank my parents because it’s the worst version of “Charlie Brown” I’ve ever seen. What the hell is going on in this town?

7. “Bel Air,” the reboot of “Fresh Prince” I have to go to the premiere of “Bel-Air”, and it’s amazing how they did it. Television in the 80s and 90s was a little goofy. But behind some of those goofy shows was some great storylines. So they took the clumsiness out of it and made it into a real dramatic story. I said to Will Smith, “That’s the chef’s kiss.” The Fresh Prince on the basketball court wasn’t just a goofy scene of the ball hitting the dude’s head. People got shot. It was like “Whoa, that’s why your momma was so scared to send you to LA”

8. Standing I’ve been an actor since 1987. All those years of jostling, jostling, jostling to be famous. And then when you get famous, the only thing you’re so good at is not something you can do anymore, because you’re known as a different person. For a long time, people didn’t even know I was a stand-up – they just thought I came on “SNL” And I was like, “Are you kidding me? That paid all my bills. Doing stand-up in its purest form is still something I love, but it’s not something I always do now because it’s hard to go to clubs. not as Leslie the comedian, “Hey, can I get a spot?” I’m going as Leslie Jones, “She’s about to take everyone off the list.”

Jack L. Goldstein