From Jan. 17-19, comedian Leslie Jones made headlines hosting Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show.”
In a now-viral clip, the former “Saturday Night Live” cast member questioned the new Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled in Boston Commons.
Her take on the unconventional design was NSFW to say the least.
And now that her three-day stint as the guest host for “The Daily Show,” you can catch her hot takes live onstage.
Jones is set to conduct a short tour she’s calling “Leslie Jones: Live” from Jan. 28 all the way to June 15.
Along the way, she’ll stop into Atlantic City’s Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on March 11 and Red Bank’s Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre on June 16.
Still not sold?
We’re happy to report that some tickets to see the one-time “Ghostbuster” can be found for as low as $51 before fees on Vivid Seats at the time of publication.
That’s practically a steal considering you’ll get to see the comic the New York Times called “a force of nature, the work of raw charisma and a tornado of energy.”
Plus, at all dates, she’ll be joined by comedian and the “Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’s” Lenny Marcus.
Want to join in the raucous fun?
Here’s everything you need to know.
Leslie Jones 2023 tour schedule
A complete calendar including all of Leslie Jones’ upcoming tour dates, venues, show start times and links to buy tickets can be found below.
|March 10 at The National in Richmond, VA||$55|
|March 11 at Sound Waves at the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ||$93|
|March 24 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, MI||$74|
|March 25 at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, OH||$70|
|May 12 at the Tampa Theatre in Tampa, FL||$99|
|May 13 at the Lillian S. Wells Hall in Fort Lauderdale, FL||$51|
|May 26 at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas, NV||$54|
|June 2 at the Carolina Theatre (Fletcher Hall) in Durham, NC||$84|
|June 3 at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston, SC||$58|
|June 15 at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, MA||$54|
|June 16 at the Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre in Red Bank, NJ||$57|
|June 25 at the Murat Egyptian Room in Indianapolis, IN||$58|
(Note: The New York Post confirmed all above prices at the publication time. All prices are subject to fluctuation and include additional fees at checkout.)
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Leslie Jones on “The Daily Show”
From Jan. 17-19, the 55-year-old Jones brought her signature brand of uncompromising, take no prisoners point of view to the desk where she skewered Stephen A. Smith for saying “Rihanna is no Beyonce,” George Santos and the college TikTok ban.
If you want to catch her hot takes, brutal honesty and hilarious, hardened wisdom yourself, check out her 12-minute monologue from the Jan. 19 episode below.
Leslie Jones comedy specials
Although Jones has been performing since 1987, she’s only released two specials over the course of her career.
Her first, the 2010 Showtime special “Leslie Jones: Problem Child” can be streamed on Amazon Prime.
More recently, Jones recruited “Game of Thrones” show runners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to direct her second special “Time Machine.”
Decider raved that “giving Jones an hour or more in the spotlight affords her the opportunity to shine in a way she never could on ‘SNL.’”
Want to see? You can check out “Time Machine” here.
Leslie Jones opening act
At all shows, Jones will be joined by workhorse New York comedian Lenny Marcus.
Marcus, known for his podcast “The Fckry” with Leslie Jones as well as appearances on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and The Late Show with David Letterman, works with Jones often.
He co-wrote her “Time Machine” special and works and executive produces “Supermarket Sweep,” which Jones hosts.
You can see his acerbic stand up below.
Leslie Jones podcast
Jones has been hosting the weekly podcast “The Fckry” with Marcus since August 2022.
Over the past five months, the two have brought on comics like Seth Meyers, Jay Pharoah, Fortune Feimster, Judy Gold and Zarna Garg.
All 25 episodes, which typically run an hour, can be heard here.
Comedians on tour in 2023
While not all comics can put on a show quite like Jones, there are a number of mega stars who will bring their strongest punchlines to venues all over the U.S. this year.
• Jerry Seinfeld
• Katt Williams
• Sarah Silverman
• Steve Martin and Martin Short
• Kevin Hart
Want more comedy? You’re in luck. Here’s our list of the 51 biggest comics on tour in 2023.
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