Senate race candidate Al Franken still moonlighting for SNL? Video
By April MacIntyre Sep 21, 2008, 21:17 GMT
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Al Franken, a Saturday Night Alumni, is running for the Senate in his state of Minnesota.
Franken allegedly helped craft the opening sketch mocking John McCain that kicked off the NBC comedy show Saturday, according to insiders at the network.
Allegedly he “phoned in” a spoof of McCain recording campaign ads in an edit booth, said an NBC source.
Show veteran player Darrell Hammond played McCain.
The Associated Press reports that a spokeswoman for Franken, Colleen Murray, first said the Democratic Senate candidate “didn’t write anything for SNL tonight.” But pressed if he was involved in the show or had been in contact with staff members, Murray admitted Franken had a role in Saturday's program.