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Leslie Jones Tells 'Fallon' How Got the 'Game of Thrones' Writers to Direct Her Netflix Special!

Leslie Jones Tells 'Fallon' How Got the 'Game of Thrones' Writers to Direct Her Netflix Special!

Leslie Jones paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (January 22), and dished all about her Netflix stand-up special, Time Machine!

The 51-year-old SNL star explained her reasoning for wanting to do it. “People didn’t know me as a stand-up, [but] all my life I’ve been doing it,” she said. “That’s where my love is. I love people to laugh.”

Jimmy then asked his guest how she recruited the Game of Thrones writers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, to direct the show, to which Jones responded, “I had a list of directors I wanted.”

Leslie said that she asked Lorne Michaels about the possibility of Steven Spielberg, but Michaels said no. Then she asked about J.J. Abrams, but he was busy doing Star Wars. “Then I was like, who else could catch action, but somebody who shoots a dragon?” laughed Jones. “What am I? A dragon!”

Leslie Jones and Jimmy also got into a heated debate about Below Deck and their very different feelings about the cast.

READ MORE: Leslie Jones Confirms She’s Leaving ‘Saturday Night Live’

Click inside to watch Leslie Jones’ appearance on The Tonight Show…

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