Al Franken, the onetime “Saturday Night Live” entertainer and former U.S. senator who resigned from the Senate in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, is ready to return to public life. The AP reports that Franken will begin a new weekly radio show on SiriusXM this Saturday.
“The Minnesota Democrat is perhaps the most prominent public figure felled by the #MeToo movement to step back into public life,” the AP reports. “He said he has no plans to return to politics, but as an author, former ‘Air America’ radio host and ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer and comedian, he’s returning to a realm he inhabited before becoming a senator.”
Franken is quoted saying in an interview: “I miss the Senate a lot but I’m not there so I want to be a voice.”
The AP adds: “The one-hour interview show with figures from politics, entertainment and other fields will air Saturdays at 10 a.m. ET on the Sirius Progress channel, with replays available on demand. Comic Chris Rock will be the first guest, with former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and comic Patton Oswalt lined up for future shows.”