‘Saturday Night Live’ star Leslie Jones to headline Comedy Bash

“Saturday Night Live” star Leslie Jones will be the headliner for this year’s Comedy Bash, sponsored by UWM’s Campus Activities Board.

The show will be at 7 p.m. April 26 at the Miller High Life Theatre, 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.

A head shot of Leslie Jones.
Leslie Jones

Jones was hired as a writer for “Saturday Night Live” in 2014, but quickly attracted attention with her brash and hilarious appearances on the show. She officially joined the cast full-time the next year.

She scored a starring gig in movies in the all-female 2016 reboot of “Ghostbusters,” where she played alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon.

Jones maintains a career as a standup comedian, with a boisterous presence on Twitter. She’s also a huge fan of the Olympics, drawing attention with her over-the-top fandom.

Students can pick up a free ticket at the Student Union Information Desk starting on Monday, April 9. They can buy up to two additional tickets for $20 each.

Faculty, staff and alumni can purchase two tickets for $20 each. UWM ID is required.

Previous Comedy Bashes featured Nick Offerman and Trevor Noah.

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