RICHMOND, BC (March 30, 2015) – Actress-comedian and Saturday Night Live cast member, Leslie Jones will be bringing her hilarious stand-up to the River Rock Casino Resort on Friday, May 22, 2015.
It was while she was a student attending Colorado State University that Jones made her stand-up debut after entering the college’s “Funniest Person on Campus” competition which she ended up winning. She then moved to Los Angeles where she performed at various comedy clubs before making television appearances on BET’s Comic View, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend and HBO’s DEF Comedy Jam. She went on to star in her own one-hour comedy special, Problem Child: Leslie Jones which aired on Showtime in 2010.
Her acting credits include guest-starring roles on numerous television sitcoms including TBS’ Sullivan & Son, FX’s The League and Comedy Central’s Workaholics. She has also appeared in such feature films as National Security starring Martin Lawrence, Lottery Ticket starring Bow Wow & Ice Cube and Chris Rock’s Top Five.
Last year, she was hired by NBC’s Saturday Night Live as a writer but quickly made a name for herself after a memorable on-air appearance during the late-night show’s “Weekend Update” segment. Upon returning last fall for the show’s fortieth season, she found herself promoted to the cast as a featured player.
This summer, Jones will again be seen on the big screen when she’ll be appearing in two feature films … Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck and Jared Hess’ Masterminds. She’ll also begin shooting Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot where she’ll be starring alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon.
Tickets go on sale on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 10:00 am and are $39.50 & $29.50 (plus service charges). For more information and to purchase tickets, go to RiverRock.com.
About River Rock Casino Resort:
River Rock Casino Resort is the largest casino in the province of British Columbia located in the City of Richmond where the Canada Line Bridgeport Station is at its doorstep. The casino features over 1,100 slot machines along with table games, a Poker Room, three high-limit rooms and various dining options including The Buffet, Tramonto and Curve. Live entertainment options include Lulu’s Lounge and the 950-seat River Rock Show Theatre. The property is complemented by a lavish all-suite 4 Diamond hotel and a 196-room hotel adjacent to the casino.
River Rock Casino Resort is owned by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, Canada’s largest gaming service and hospitality operator with 16 facilities located throughout BC, Ontario, Nova Scotia and Washington State.
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Great Canadian Gaming Corporation