"Saturday Night Live" made a surprise announcement on Monday (October 20), adding Leslie Jones to its cast.
The stand-up comedian will join the long-running sketch-comedy series as a featured player during this week's show, which will be hosted by Jim Carrey. (So, uh... No pressure?)
Jones has been a writer on "SNL" since earlier 2014. She was one of the top picks during a talent search last fall, but that slot ultimately went to Sasheer Zamata, the series' first black female cast member since Maya Rudolph left the show in 2007. Now with Jones onboard, that number has been bumped up to two.
Before joining the cast officially, Jones established her comedic aptitude with appearances on the show's "Weekend Update" segment. Get a taste for what she'll be bringing to the cast full-time below.