‘Game of Thrones’ Creators Directed Leslie Jones’ Upcoming Netflix Standup Special

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have found a new “Mother of Dragons”

Last Updated: December 19, 2019 @ 9:28 AM

Leslie Jones has her first-ever standup comedy special coming to Netflix on Jan. 14. While that in and of itself is great news, this part, revealed by the streaming service on Thursday, makes it even better: the hour-long event was directed by “Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Watch the teaser for the special above, which is “GoT”-themed, of course, and proclaims the “SNL” alum to be the “Mother of Dragons.” (Sorry, Emilia Clarke, but Jones is famously a “Thrones” superfan.)

Here’s the official description for the special, titled “Leslie Jones: Time Machine”:

Comedian, actress and Emmy Award-nominated SNL alum, Leslie Jones, is all about having fun. Through the years that fun has encompassed wild times, crazy experiences, celebrity encounters and a few awkward mishaps. Now older, and enlightened, the comedian imparts her hilarious wisdom on all ages. Strap in, because you’re headed on a wild side-splitting ride from young adulthood to the present with Leslie Jones.

The special is the duo’s first directing gig since they directed the “Game of Thrones” series finale, “The Iron Throne,” which aired May 19. It’s also technically Benioff and Weiss’ first project with Netflix since they signed their overall deal with the streaming service in August.

Leslie Jones: Time Machine launches globally on Netflix on Jan. 14, 2020.

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