Comedy Central Convention Coverage
Al Franken, a comedian, discussed the cable comedy network, Comedy Central. He explained the background behind Comedy Central’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention in New York City in which Mr. Franken wouldl provide humorous commentary during live coverage of the convention. Mr. Franken also talked about his own background in comedy, “Saturday Night Live,” and comic, political impersonations. He performed his impersonation of Paul Tsongas. Earlier that year, “Saturday Night Live” performed two parodies of C-SPAN’s election coverage. Video clips of the Comedy Central set were shown and Mr. Franken humorously responded to the C-SPAN callers. close
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