8 Reasons Leslie Jones Will Make the Perfect BET Awards Host

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8 Reasons Leslie Jones Will Make the Perfect BET Awards Host

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8 Reasons Leslie Jones Will Make the Perfect BET Awards Host

Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones just locked down hosting duties for the 2017 BET Awards, and we couldn’t think of a better choice!

Here are eight reasons the veteran stand-up is the perfect choice to host this year’s ceremony.

The 2017 BET Awards air Sunday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

 

8 Reasons Leslie Jones Will Make the Perfect BET Awards Host
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1. She knows her way around the network

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1. She knows her way around the network

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Leslie began her career on the now-defunct BET stand-up series, Comic View.

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2. She’s a writer and performer

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2. She’s a writer and performer

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Unlike previous hosts who’ve let staff writers do all the work, Leslie’s just as skilled a writer as she is a performer, leaving little room for awkward delivery or straight-up bad jokes.

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3. She’ll bring laughter when we need it most

CHEAH!

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3. She’ll bring laughter when we need it most

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The comic plans to help laugh many of us out of the “sad & angry” state caused by today’s political climate.


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4. She’ll speak to racial tensions in a hilarious way

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4. She’ll speak to racial tensions in a hilarious way

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Leslie’s almost certain to bring up last year’s incident where she was berated online by racist trolls. Her experience speaks to that of many black celebrities, who will surely look forward to her take.

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5. She’s new blood

Yep!! This is why the knicks won!!

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5. She’s new blood

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The BET Awards, like many awards shows, tend to hire the same three or four comedians on rotation every year (Kevin Hart, Chris Rock, etc.) Leslie will bring a new yet still familiar feel to the show.

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6. She’s got some decent improv skills

6. She’s got some decent improv skills

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Working on Saturday Night Live is sure to build up any comedian’s improvisation chops. After all, it’s live! This experience will certainly serve her well if there are any mishaps during the live broadcast.

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7. She knows everybody!

Yuuuuuuuuup!!

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7. She knows everybody!

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From Kanye West and Drake to Bey and Jay, Leslie knows all the big dogs that will be in the house. Hopefully some unheard SNL stories find their way into the show!

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8. She’s unfiltered

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8. She’s unfiltered

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While out to dinner with Larry Wilmore, upon seeing right-wing author Ann Coulter approaching their table, the comic “loudly whispered,” “What the f—k is this frightening bitch doing here?” Surely she’ll keep it just as real for BET.

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Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones just locked down hosting duties for the 2017 BET Awards, and we couldn’t think of a better choice!

Here are eight reasons the veteran stand-up is the perfect choice to host this year’s ceremony.

The 2017 BET Awards air Sunday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on BET.