SNL Promotes Leslie Jones to Castmember (and the Universe Cheers)

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Saturday Night Live‘s 40th season is suddenly looking up.

SNL scribe Leslie Jones — who brought the house down riffing on relationships during a “Weekend Update” segment last month — has been promoted to a full-fledged castmember, TVLine has confirmed.

Her new status takes effect with this weekend’s Jim Carrey-hosted show, reports our sister site Deadline.

Jones joined SNL‘s writing team last season, and made her first on-camera appearance via a controversial May “Weekend Update” segment about slavery.

Press PLAY below to watch her aforementioned relationship takedown from the season premiere.