The Emmy-nominated comedian has a few upcoming projects, though, so there's still plenty of opportunity to spot the star. Jones is currently starring as the voice of Zeta in The Angry Birds Movie 2 and has three films in production. Plus, the 51-year-old is working on a Netflix comedy special set to release in 2020. Deadline reports that Jones is also going to host and executive-produce a reboot of the classic game show Supermarket Sweep.
Jones was one of two black women on the Lorne Michaels sketch comedy series, so now diversity is at an abysmal low. Hopefully, the comedian's departure marks a newfound urgency in the series inclusion efforts.
The boisterous comedian rose to fame on the series thanks to her outspoken Weekend Update segments.
Jones famously flirted with Weekend Update host Colin Jost on many of her appearances on the segment. Jones always had a point to make on these satirical news updates, and nearly always garnered a response from the crowd. Two years in a row, Jones was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Emmy Awards. And in 2019, she was nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for "The Upper East Side."
Quite possibly Jones' most famous sketch to date is the Weezer argument.
Jones and host Matt Damon argue over the best Weezer albums in a heated, and almost physical, altercation. The hilarious bit had many laughing in 2018. Now everyone is reminiscing over some of Jones' best SNL moments, and this one takes the cake.