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New 'SNL' Writer Fires Back At Critics

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To counteract the blinding whiteness of Colin Jost, Leslie Jones, a writer and stand-up comedian, was asked to come onto Weekend Update during this week’s SNL to discuss Lupita Nyong’o winning People’s Most Beautiful award. The conversation quickly turned into jokes about slavery (“I would be the No. 1 slave draft pick”), and it was very funny, and very different from anything SNL has done in years.

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