SNL rips alum Al Franken over sexual misconduct allegations
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.
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.