'Saturday Night Live' Still Paying Out to Former Cast Member Who's Now a Politician NY Post
"Saturday Night Live" is still paying out for a former cast member who was on the show from 1975 through the mid-1990s and who currently serves as a Democratic senator from Minnesota, reports the New York Post.
Al Franken earned up to $50,000 in interest last year from Broadway Video Inc., which is owned by "SNL" executive producer Lorne Michaels, the story notes, citing Senate disclosure forms.
He also earned royalties from songwriting, performing, writing/producing and "SNL" merchandise, the piece adds. Franken, who is known for his "SNL" self-help guru Stuart Smalley, earns $174,000 a year as a senator.