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Al Franken’s Apology Isn’t Good Enough for Late-Night Comedians

Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers mocked the senator’s mea culpa.


Democratic Senator Al Franken publicly apologized for groping radio host Leann Tweeden on Thursday, but the politician’s mea culpa wasn’t good enough for late-night comedians Stephen Colbert and Seth Meyers, who is a “Saturday Night Live” alum.

“O.K., ‘intended to be funny but wasn’t?’” Colbert said, quoting part of Franken’s apology. “No. Your movie ‘Stuart Saves His Family’ was intended to be funny but wasn’t. That photo was intended to embarrass her — that’s why he did it while she was asleep. Nobody goes up to their buddy when he’s awake and says, ‘Hey, can I draw a penis on your forehead?’”

Take a look at Colbert’s clip above and Meyers’ below.