Comedian Leslie Jones shares jokes, talks ABC's revival of 'Supermarket Sweep'

ByReggie Aqui and Andrew Morris KGO logo
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Comedian Leslie Jones shares jokes, talks 'Supermarket Sweep' revival
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Star comedian, former SNL cast member and actress Leslie Jones caught up with ABC7 News anchor Reggie Aqui on Midday Live to preview her hosting the revival of the "Supermarket Sweep" game show classic, finding life's purpose, and more.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Bringing the firepower as only someone of her comedic stature could, actress Leslie Jones has been a near-lifelong fan of the classic game show, "Supermarket Sweep".

"I can't understand how I'm not on the show. This is like the easiest show I've seen, like, easier than the 'Price is Right,'" said Jones, whose career took a meteoric trajectory immediately after her debut on 'Saturday Night Live' in 2013.

Jones' electric personality and performances turned her into an instant cultural sensation, taking roles in Judd Apatow's 'Trainwreck' and the 'Ghostbusters' reboot soon after. But now, Jones is putting her energy into a different revival as executive producer and host of the 60's game show sensation, premiering on ABC7, this Sunday night at 8 p.m.

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Watch the interview in the video player above as ABC7's Reggie Aqui speaks with Jones about what she did to succeed in becoming a name-brand comedian, to some secrets she has for acing "Supermarket Sweep." She even reflected on an early audition she had with a friend for the original show version, and why it ended up being a flop.

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If you think you have what it takes to be a winner of the "Supermarket Sweep", click here.

Watch ABC7's "Midday Live" every weekday at 11 a.m., right after "The View." You can also stream it live or watch it on the ABC7 News App.