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Leslie Jones Made Lorne Michaels Move Seats During Her "SNL" Audition

And he did it.

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Her audition story paints a picture of a legend in the making — and the legend ain't Lorne. As Leslie says in a profile in The New Yorker, the usual SNL audition way just wasn't going to work for her.


Usually, SNL's producers sit in the back row of the room, silent and looming. It's also SNL lore that Lorne Michaels doesn't laugh during auditions, which can't help with the chill factor.