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Leslie Jones

September 20

Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center | 925 4th Ave

7:30 pm

Comedian, actor, and performer Leslie Jones will bring her comedy to the historic Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center as part of the Marshall Artists Series September 20 at 7:30pm.

Leslie Jones is one of the stars of Paul Feig's Ghostbusters reboot for Sony Studios, opposite Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon -- the file was released in theaters worldwide July 2016. In 2014, Leslie was hired by SNL as a writer and quickly gained popularity after a memorable on-air appearance during the show's "Weekend Update:" segment. Jones officially joined Saturday Night Live during the show's 40th season. Returning for her second season, The New Yorker profiled Jones and Vulture has cited her as an "SNL" standout due to her brash sensibility, humor, and forceful presence." Slate praised Jones as "smart, talented, and utterly hilarious" and noted, "Jones is a fiercely independent performer who's brash and unapologetic riffs can ruffle feathers -- a welcome risk."

Jones' film credits include Chris Rock's Top Five and Judd Apatow's Trainwreck. She voiced an animated character in the studio feature Sing, for Illumination Entertainment, opposite Matthew McConaughey and John C Reilly. Jones joined Tracy Morgan, Chris Rock and Whoopi Goldberg in an epic 2016 Oscars sketch, reimagining an Oscars montage starring black actors.

Tickets are $55/$35 Call the box office 304.696.6656 or visit marshallartistsseries.org for more information.

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