Wasn’t Sen. Al Franken once a featured cast member on “Saturday Night Live”? You know, the show that NBC broadcast live every Saturday night?

No kidding. Franken and fellow comedian Sarah Silverman were told to stretch out their bit at the Democratic National Convention because Paul Simon was apparently having technical problems. A few minutes of improvisation shouldn’t have been a problem, but something threw off the timing of these two masters of comedy — maybe it was the loud chants of, “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”

Quick, think of something funny to defuse the situation.

Brilliant.

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