Saturday Night Live adds two Black women to its writing team

LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones

LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones

According to The Wrap, Sasheer Zamata wasn’t the only sista Saturday Night Live found with its recent auditions. The show has added LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones to its writing team.

Both women are comedy performers and standup comedians and were found during the show’s auditions in New York and Los Angeles.

Here’s some of Leslie Jones’ standup:


Check out some of Lakendra’s standup here:

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Quibian Salazar-Moreno is co-founder of The Hollywood Shuffle. He's an experienced entertainment journalist based in Los Angeles, by way of Denver, Colorado.