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Comedian Leslie Jones: 'SNL' Needs Fewer Trump Jokes

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By    |   Thursday, 14 June 2018 06:59 PM

Comedian Leslie Jones would like to see "Saturday Night Live" feature fewer jokes about President Donald Trump moving forward because things are getting too repetitive.

Jones spoke with The Wrap and said political jokes should start taking a backseat to other forms of comedy.

"I hope next year we can do more funnier stuff instead of a lot of political stuff this year, which we had to," Jones said. "There was so much stuff that was happening, there was no way that our show, with the responsibility that we have, [could not] cover that stuff. It was just too important.

"But I do hope that next year will be a lot more funny-funny based stuff, more comedy-based stuff instead of a lot of political stuff."

Jones then took her argument a step further, saying jokes about Trump are getting old.

"One thing that I always made a goal was never to talk about what everybody else is talking about, because most of the time, maybe 10 comics are doing literally the same Trump joke," she said. "It's stressful to go to a comedy show because that's all they're going to do is just talk about that. No one just gets up and does a simple joke that makes you laugh."

"SNL" has poked fun at Trump since his presidential campaign. Alec Baldwin portrays the president on the weekly show, and his impression has drawn criticism from Trump himself.

Baldwin said earlier this year it is "agony" playing Trump on the show because he does not believe Trump is qualified to serve as president.

This week, Baldwin concluded he would win the 2020 presidential election if he chose to run.

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Because things are getting too repetitive, "Saturday Night Live" should feature fewer jokes about President Donald Trump moving forward, according to comedian Leslie Jones.
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