Comic Leslie Jones introduced a burst of power to “The Daily Show” as a visitor host Tuesday, and a few followers of the collection have been all for it.
A month after former host Trevor Noah departed from the present, the “Saturday Night Live” alum picked issues up within the first episode of the brand new 12 months and recapped the newest in politics and tradition — together with that new, complicated Martin Luther King Jr. statue in Boston.
Tapping into NSFW interpretations of the summary landmark, Jones informed her viewers, “I know Dr. King went down in history but this is not how you show it.”
After touchdown that joke, Jones turned to the digital camera to deal with white followers immediately and ask that they maintain their two cents on the brand new statue to themselves.
“White people, you don’t need to be saying s— about this statue, you understand? Black hands only,” she joked. “You need to sit your ass in the back of the bus for this one, OK?”
Jones stored taking dig after dig on the Boston statue, then invited “The Daily Show” correspondent Dulcé Sloan to talk her thoughts.
In one other phase, Jones introduced her humor to Occasions Sq., the place she interviewed white pedestrians about their MLK vacation celebrations. After underwhelming responses, she requested the identical individuals to “name a famous MLK quote.”
King’s opening line to his “I have a dream” speech got here to thoughts for various interviewees, however not a lot else after that, a lot to Jones’ disappointment.
“I have a dream that one day white people will actually know what’s in that damn speech,” she mentioned.
As a part of her “Daily Show” debut, Jones sat down with (and fawned over) “The Best Man: The Final Chapters” star Morris Chestnut. In a dialog in regards to the actor’s well being routine and friendships between Black males, Jones and Chestnut exchanged witty asides and mused on sports activities rivalries.
“Comedians — you guys are so perceptive. And you guys see everything and you hear everything, so I will not talk smack to you,” Chestnut informed Jones.
She reassured him: “It’s OK, baby. It’s OK, Morris, you can talk smack.”
After Jones lauded her visitor for his latest star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame, Chestnut reciprocated the love for her late-night gig. “You’re killing [it] out here,” he mentioned.
“you can go ahead and make her permanent host now,” one viewer tweeted.
“Honestly I hope they give Leslie Jones the gig,” another fan wrote.
“Leslie Jones is doing the Daily Show, and just KILLING IT!,” a fourth user wrote.
“@Lesdogg for permanent host of @TheDailyShow please lol,” NBC Universo and Telemundo Deportes anchor Jorge Andrés tweeted.
Jones is among the many comedians who will fill Noah’s spot quickly as Comedy Central seems to call a successor. Additionally on the “Daily Show” guest-host roster are Wanda Sykes, D.L. Hughley, Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman.
The “Ghostbusters” reboot star will return to the “Daily Show” desk once more Wednesday and Thursday night time.