Saturday Night Live Rips Alum Al Franken Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Saturday Night Live alumni aren't immune to the show's sharp tongue
Saturday Night Live alumni aren’t immune to the show’s sharp tongue. Al Franken, who spent a total of 15 years on the series as a writer and performer, was rightfully roasted following sexual misconduct accusations by KABC radio anchor Leeann Tweeden earlier in the week.
Tweeden accused the comic-turned-senator of groping her and kissing her without consent during a USO tour in 2006, and even released a photo of Franken appearing to be grabbing her breasts while she was sleeping. Franken has since apologized and Tweeden accepted it, but that didn’t stop Weekend Update.
“Now, I know this photo looks bad, but remember — it also is bad,” Colin Jost quipped.
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He later added, “Sure, this was taken before Franken ran for public office, but it was also taken after he was a sophomore in high school. It’s pretty hard to be like, ‘Oh, come on, he didn’t know anything — he was only 55.’”
Michael Che joked, “Didn’t the troops in Afghanistan have it hard enough without having to sit through sketch comedy? I mean people can barely even stay up to watch sketches after Weekend Update.”
Watch the clip above.
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