It’s Lit: Leslie Jones Is Officially Headed To The Rio Olympics

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Leslie Jones is the absolute best. After overcoming sheer racist and sexist slurs from the haters on Twitter, the SNL funny woman bounced back with Olympic commentary that has caught the attention of the execs at NBC.

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According to Reuters, Jones has been invited to Rio as a contributor for NBC’s coverage of the ceremony. Her hilarious commentary on Twitter opened up the gates for producer Mike Shoemaker to drop hints to the network. From the weightlifting competitions to swim meets, Jones’ commentary breathes new life into otherwise very dull coverage.

It’s also not hard to see that this will provide a much-needed ratings boost for NBC. According to The Hollywood Reporterratings for Saturday’s primetime games dropped 32 percent from the London Olympics airings in 2012. The Opening Ceremony also dropped 28 percent from London. 

On Tuesday (August 9), the comedian asked her fans to keep her afloat while she travels to Rio.

READ Leslie Jones Has Been Live Tweeting The Olympics & It’s Everything We’ve Ever Wanted

No worries girl, we got you.

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