Leslie Jones and RuPaul Brought Plenty of ‘Drag Race’ Jokes to 2018 Emmys Telecast

Leslie Jones and RuPaul Brought Plenty of ‘Drag Race’ Jokes to 2018 Emmys Telecast

For anyone who has spent any time on Leslie Jones Twitter, it’s very clear to see that the Saturday Night Live comedian *loves* herself some RuPaul’s Drag Race. During Monday night’s Emmys telecast, Jones got to share the stage with RuPaul as they presented Regina King the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series.

The two upped the level of usual TV banter inherent in awards shows with a special Drag Race-themed tete-a-tete.

“Leslie and I have something in common,” RuPaul said.

“Yass! We both love the show RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Jones added. “That show is so fierce. That’s why we’ve given all the nominees a drag name!”

The names included Sir lady Alec Baldwin, Miss Johnson Leguizamo, Louie “The Tuck” Anderson, and Sandra Oh-No-She-Betta-Do!

Last month, Access Hollywood gave Jones a special gift when they aired a special message to the Ghostbusters actress from RuPaul herself.

Jones’ commentary on the show has been priceless. 

The duo’s presentation also gave us something priceless: Jones’ reaction to Regina King winning her third Emmy.

Jones has been nominated twice for an Emmy for her work on Saturday Night Live.

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Mathew Rodriguez

Mathew is a staff writer at INTO. His work has appeared in Mic, Slate and Complex. He loves "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," Flannery O'Connor and female rappers and is working on a memoir.

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