Leslie Jones Live
Tampa Theatre and AEG Presents are proud to announce that three-time Emmy nominee and SNL alum Leslie Jones will make the Tampa Theatre’s historic stage a stop on her tour at 8:00pm Friday, May 12.
Jones can currently be seen starring in Taika Waititi’s pirate comedy series Our Flag Means Death for HBO Max. She can also be heard on her new podcast, The Fckry, on Stitcher. Each week, Leslie and co-host Lenny Marcus discuss anything and everything, from getting started in comedy to the effects that current political issues have on us all. The hosts also interact with listeners, giving unfiltered, unwatered-down answers to some of their biggest questions. In true Leslie Jones fashion, nothing is off the table.
She recently wrapped production on STARZ’ BMF from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and writer/producer Randy Huggins, as well as Out Of Office for Comedy Central, which also stars Ken Jeong, Jason Alexander, and Cheri Oteri. This ensemble comedy about the blurring lines around working from home centers on a young woman who finds that keeping her job is somehow tied to helping her boss navigate his fast-failing marriage.
In 2020, Jones starred opposite Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall in Craig Brewer’s Coming 2 America, which garnered a 2021 MTV Movie and TV Award for “Best Comedic Performance,” and a 2021 People’s Choice Award nomination for Jones for “Favorite Movie Star.” That same year, she won a People’s Choice Award for her Netflix one-hour comedy special, Time Machine. In previous years, Leslie hosted The BET Awards, and she was included on 2017’s list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.
Tickets range from $39.50-$69.50 plus applicable taxes and fees, and will go on sale at 10:00am this Thursday, Jan. 19 online at www.TampaTheatre.org and at the Tampa Theatre Box Office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street.