Review: Leslie Jones, “Time Machine” on Netflix

Leslie Jones debuted her first Netflix comedy special this January, fresh off a five-year run on Saturday Night Live.

And Jones let us know that the spirit of the late Sam Kinison lives on through her, engaging audience members at full volume, and reminding us that when she was in her 20s, she wasn’t about marching and protesting.

As I wrote in January:

After describing her 20s, 30s, 40s and her presently single situation, Jones closes with a bit that inspired the title of her Netflix hour. “I wish I had a time machine, like you know, to go back and tell the 20-year-old self, ‘Hey, it’s gonna be OK.’”

If you’ve been listening, however, then you’d already know that Jones had taken her own advice she’s been dispensing to the young women watching her, and having the time of her life growing up, despite her lack of fame or fortune or even love.

So why would or should she take her advice, then?

Probably because it all turns out quite better than OK for Jones. In fact, she stops not once but twice to catch herself mid-act, and remark, “This is so fun.”

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Sean L. McCarthy

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