The love affair between sports and comedy has been a thing since the first joke was told and the first whistle was blown. There are plenty of notable top level comedians and comedic actors that are obsessed with their favorite sports teams. From Billy Crystal and his love affair with the Los Angeles Clippers to Will Ferrell and his involvement with English Premier League team Chelsea F.C. In fact, Ferrell has made and/or starred in several sports based films including Semi-Pro, Blades of Glory, Talladega Nights, and Kicking & Screaming.
This year’s Summer Olympics down in Rio has brought out the best in comedians, especially those who have been injecting their own personal commentary. In the case of Leslie Jones, it’s gone so far that NBC has actually flown Jones down to Rio to partake in the action first hand. Social media was the origin of her actions and has now spilled over to television proper as she joined Ryan Seacrest on NBC’s Olympic Late Night show. Let’s take a look at these love affairs and see how far the comedians are willing to take them, kicking things off with Leslie Jones.