Leslie Jones Opens Up About Hosting ‘The Daily Show’ 

  • Leslie Jones is scheduled to host The Daily Show on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in what seems like an audition for the permanent replacement gig.
  • Leslie said about the gig, “I’m not Jon Stewart. I’m not Trevor Noah, I’m Leslie Jones. So I’ll be bringing that vulnerable honesty.”
  • She continued, “No assignment to me is ever different. It’s always them asking for me. Pretty much what I come to deliver is me. So it’s not really too much different than when I used to do — updates at SNL or doing standup, you know? It’s all talking.”
  • Wanda Sykes, D.L. Hughley, Chelsea Handler, and Sarah Silverman will also take their turn hosting the coveted The Daily Show chair.