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Leslie Jones is leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

2019-08-27

Leslie Jones is leaving "Saturday Night Live" after joining the show in 2014. (Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Leslie Jones won’t be coming to audiences live from New York anymore.

The comedian is leaving “Saturday Night Live” ahead of the NBC sketch comedy show’s upcoming 45th season, a source told the Daily News.

Jones, 51, has been a member of the “Saturday Night Live” cast since 2014. Her comedy resumé has expanded in recent years with major roles in movies such as 2016’s “Ghostbusters” and “The Angry Birds 2,” which premiered earlier this month.

The comic has more high-profile work on the horizon, including several more movies and a Netflix stand-up special that Jones announced this month on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” It’s set to premiere next year.

Jones has twice been nominated for an Emmy for “Saturday Night Live,” as she was named a finalist for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series in both 2017 and 2018.

Kate McKinnon, meanwhile, is slated to return for the new season of “SNL.”

That’s also the case for Kenan Thompson, who said on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in May that he “can’t see myself just walking away from it like that.”

The new season of “SNL” premieres on Sept. 28.