Leslie Jones has been an in demand comedian for quite a few years now. The Saturday Night Live alum took the visibility from the iconic show and has managed to turn it into a lucrative career as a stand up comic, television host and actor. The Supermarket Sweep front woman is gearing up to host the 2021 MTV Movie and TV Awards from the Palladium and is still receiving great reviews from her role in the Amazon Prime original Coming 2 America starring Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.
Jones has been in the game a long time now and is finally seeing the fruits of her labor. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Jones has been clawing her way up the comedy ladder for over 20 years. Jones began doing stand-up comedy in college in 1987, when a friend signed her up for a “Funniest Person on Campus” contest. After winning the contest she decided to take her new found confidence and go off to Los Angeles to pursue a career in comedy. At the advice of Dave Chapelle she also went to New York City for a bit to hone her skills further before returning to LA. Stints on ComicView and The Comedy Store eventually helped her build an audience. Eventually she was recommended for the cast of SNL at the recommendation of Chris Rock.
Ok y’all I’m gonna go ahead and tap out on this dating thing… I don’t know what happen to men but I never understood the saying “I can do bad all by myself” until now. 🙄😳#maybeicanbuildone pic.twitter.com/hhwBXNODSw— Leslie Jones 🦋 (@Lesdoggg) April 17, 2021
Despite all of her career highs, Jones is currently single and looking for love. She recently sat down with Wendy Williams to discuss Coming 2 America and was very candid about men and why she feels like she’s having issues finding a suitor. She specifically talked about her experience with dating app Hinge, whose slogan is “the dating app meant to be deleted.”
“You might as well be asking about my corns,” Jones said. “My corns are doing better than the men in my life. You know I got on that Hinge thing? That little new [app] — that says ‘You gotta erase us,’” Jones said. “I think I have to erase Hinge for a whole different reason”, she said alluding to other issues with the app.
“The men are broken,” she told Wendy Williams. She then called out the men in the audience saying, “You know y’all always talk about how women are crazy — y’all need to go talk to somebody too. OK? We not all crazy, y’all just broken.”
“What happened was, you know — I’m Leslie Jones. So they were like ‘Why’s Leslie Jones on a dating app? It must be a fake account.’ So they thought it was a fake account — somebody probably reported me as a fake account,” she explained. In order to fix it she had to take to twitter and tell the app that it was in fact her, “I went back on Twitter and was like ‘Umm, excuse me, Hinge — it’s me. Why can’t I find no love, Hinge? No love, Hinge?!’”