Leslie Jones is having the time of her life at the Rio Olympics

Move over, Matt Lauer, NBC has a new Olympic commentator coming through. Saturday Night Live’s Leslie Jones has officially touched down in Rio to serve as a correspondent during the games after her live-tweeting of the televised events went viral this week, and she’s hit the ground running. 

She has her own official Olympics Snapchat filter, and she’s been feverishly documenting her entire experience on all of her accounts. You have to watch her amazing videos that go far beyond team spirit. 


“No one goes into this thinking they can beat Simone, I’m sure most people don’t go into it thinking they can beat Usain Bolt either.”

“I think I was more proud of Aly getting silver than me gold. She’s worked so incredibly hard during her comeback. She’s one of my role models, and I don’t think there’s anyone I’d rather share the podium with. I’m more happy for her than I am myself.” x