'Saturday Night Live' skewers Al Franken's creepy behavior

Colin Jost co-host of

"C'mon, man", Jost said, as if speaking directly to Franken.

Before turning the "Weekend Update" to other news and Thanksgiving puns, co-host Michael Che added: "And without even looking you can bet President Trump called out Al Franken, and not Roy Moore, who's accused of way worse, by the way".

Franken, a founding writer on SNL, worked on the show throughout the 1980s and 1990s before entering politics.

Drilling down on Franken, Jost recapped the allegations made by radio host Leann Tweeden, who claimed that Franken, in a picture she posted and that appeared over Jost's shoulder during the segment, groped her breasts while she was sleeping on their flight back from a USO tour. Tweeden also accused Franken of forcibly kissing her as "practice" for a skit.

In an initial, widely panned apology, Franken said he behaved immaturely and was only trying to be amusing.

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Jost began the segment by showing that very photo.

"Come on man, didn't the troops have it hard enough without having to sit through sketch comedy?" "He was only 55'". Though photos of everyone from Donald Trump to Bill Cosby to Louis C.K. were shown behind it, it was Franken's turn in the hot seat of commentary. "It's not like he wrote the remix to 'Ignition, '" Che said, a reference to similar allegations against R. Kelly.

Over the past few weeks, the comedy world has had to reckon with hard truths about the industry. Moore has been accused by multiple women of predatory behavior and unwanted sexual advances, including by woman who was 14 years old at the time.

Other former "SNL" cast members were split on how they viewed the Franken situation and what the show should or should not do, the New York Times reported. Al Franken's response to sexual harassment allegations and are not calling for his resignation. Now that he holds public office himself - and more individuals are finding the courage to come forward about sexual harassment - he is being accountable for his actions. But "SNL" proved it would spare no friend, even one who goes all the way back to the show's beginning.


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