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Leslie Jones hopes for less ‘political stuff’ on next season of ‘SNL’

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Leslie Jones says she hopes the next season of “Saturday Night Live” includes less of the “political stuff” and more “funny-based” humor.

“I hope next year we can do more funnier stuff instead of a lot of political stuff this year, which we had to,” the “SNL” cast member said in an interview this week with The Wrap.

“There was so much stuff that was happening, there was no way that our show, with the responsibility that we have, would not cover that stuff. It was just too important,” Jones said. “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.”

{mosads}NBC’s long-running sketch comedy show took a decidedly political turn in its 43rd season, with actor Alec Baldwin winning an Emmy Award for his impersonation of President Trump.

Trump — who guest hosted “SNL” in 2015 as a GOP White House hopeful — has since criticized the show, slamming it as “boring” and “unfunny.”

“There should be a stream of comics that come and do that type of comedy, because we do need that,” Jones, 50, said of political humor being a part of “SNL.”

“And I love looking at that type of comedy that explains what’s going on and make it funny so you can really realize this is ridiculous,” she said.

“But there should be more than that as far as funny comics that come and really make you laugh. Like so gut laugh. Comedy is a release just like art and music,” Jones added. “All of that is the same thing. You need that release. It can’t always be serious. You need the Three Stooges just as much as you need John Oliver.”

“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,” Jones told the entertainment news site. 

“When I started, it wasn’t important about being famous or being heard of. The most important thing was if we were funny. The comics today are — 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.”

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