BET just announced their host of the 2017 awards and we’re about to lose our sh**!
The one and only, Leslie Jones is taking humor to new heights for her first hosting gig. Jones has starred on SNL for 3 years running and landed roles in the films, National Security (2013), Trainwreck (2015), Ghostbusters (2016) and Masterminds (2016). Her countless TV appearances include 106 & Park (2014), Ellen (2016), Today Show (2016), The Tonight Show (2017), The View (2016) and Jimmy Kimmel (2016).
The comedienne whom Chris Rock calls, “The funniest woman I know” is taking the LA stage by storm – with resolve!
In a recent interview with People Mag, Jones states –
“I am tired of everybody being sad and angry. I want people to just downright laugh. You can’t do the event without touching on certain things, but I’m trying to make it all funny. It’s really just about pulling the elephants out of the room and, actually, I’ll make the elephant in the room laugh about it. So, my goal for this show is to have a big ol’ nice barbecue, family reunion feel. I just want everyone cracking up. I want everyone leaving that event going, “Wait, did they even give awards out? I was too busy laughing.”
Cheers, Leslie! Here’s to taking the only award show we give a damn about to the next level.
The BET awards will debut LIVE at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 25th at 8pm (EST)