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Leslie Jones Talks Hosting BET Awards On ‘Good Morning America’ (VIDEO)

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Leslie Jones GMA Interview

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Leslie Jones GMA Interview

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Leslie Jones discussed her upcoming gig as host of the 2017 Bet Awards on Monday’s “Good Morning America.” Watch the full video below!

When the comedienne joined “Saturday Night Live” at the age of 47 in 2014, she became the oldest person to join the show in its history. After this piece of trivia was mentioned on the morning talk show, Jones admitted, “I hate when they say ‘the oldest cast member.’ I didn’t even know I was that old until I joined ‘SNL.'” The “GMA” anchors went on to show a video of the comic having a sing-off with Katy Perry at a recent “SNL” after party, and Jones expressed her fandom for the singer. “Her new album is off the chain!” said the comedienne.

Jones also recently appeared on Michael Strahan’s ABC game show “The $100,000 Pyramid,” in which a celebrity tries to help a contestant win prizes in a word-guessing game. Strahan noted that the “SNL” star lifted her contestant up in the air after she won the grand prize, to which Jones noted, “You get into it. I’m telling you. When she won, I was like ‘I won!'”

The “GMA” anchor went on to ask Jones if she’d divulge any of the surprise performances planned for the upcoming BET Awards, but she responded, “I can’t tell you who’s gonna be on there, but I can tell you I’m gonna be hosting and it’s gonna be a ball.. I’m about to show all of my booty.” Jones went on to admit she won’t be changing outfits throughout the ceremony as some awards hosts have been known to do, adding, “I hate changing clothes. If I can come out here right now in a t-shirt and jeans, I would.”

As for the pressure of hosting a major awards show, Jones further admitted, “I am very nervous. I want to make sure that I do a good job. I want to make sure that I represent comedy. I want to make sure that I make people laugh.” She concluded, “I want to bring comedy back. I want people to laugh again!” Watch the full “GMA” interview below.

 


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