The Olympics aren’t just about sports; they’re about a journey. And few Olympic journeys have provoked more excitement than comedian Leslie Jones’s transformation from live-tweeter extraordinaire to actual NBC commentator. As of Thursday morning, Jones touched down in Rio, where, according to her enthusiastic tweets, “epic-ness-ness is about to happen.” She reportedly starts her new gig on Friday, in what we’re sure will be the inspiration for a pretty great 30 for 30 one day.
Leslie Jones. Photo: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images