“OK tweeted Jim Bell, the executive producer of the NBC Olympics, to Jones.you’re officially invited to Rio,”
He’s set to iron out the details with the “SNL” star in the coming hours.
Draped in the American flag, Jones has been cheering for U.S.A. with passionate patriotism that NBC — the official network that’s airing the Rio games — couldn’t help but notice.
Bringing the popular funny lady on board makes her happy (ya think?) but since NBC also airs “SNL,” there could be a strategic marketing strategy at work here.
The games, which have been plagued by protests, violence, Zika virus worries and a laundry list of other controversies could use some lightening up from Jones.