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Can I be Frank?
Al Franken returned to his roots in late-night comedy on Tuesday, becoming the first former U.S. Senator to host “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
“But tonight isn’t about politics, it’s about comedy and having fun,” he said. “So, who’s out of state here to get an abortion?”
“Today, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act, which is a huge achievement. It is making the largest investment ever in tackling climate change. While I’m here, I should — I should really be talking about some of the other existential threats our nation faces: the huge gap in wealth and income, the threats to our democracy. But I really think that one of the most serious problems facing our country today is how big [expletive] Ted Cruz does.” — AL FRANKEN
Franken also commented on the Mar-a-Lago FBI search.
“Now some are saying Trump could be a flight risk, which is crazy that the former president of the United States is a flight risk. But the good news is that at least the official presidential portrait of Donald Trump is back at every airport in the United States.” — AL FRANKEN
“You know, there’s never been a better time to visit Palm Beach, because for the rest of the summer, Mar-a-Lago is hosting a special weekend getaway package that includes free breakfast, a room upgrade when available, and a nuclear secret of your choice .” — AL FRANKEN
The Punchiest Punchlines (Inflation Reduction Act Edition)
“Right after signing the bill, Biden said, ‘What are those strange noises?’ and an employee said, ‘That’s applause, sir.'” – Jimmy Fallon
“Trump heard it and said, ‘You definitely want to sneak that one home when you leave the office.'” —JIMMY FALLON
The Pieces Worth Watching
William Shatner told Elon Musk’s “Daily Showography” on Tuesday.
What we’re excited about on Wednesday evening
Comedian Nicole Byer will kick off two nights of guest-hosting “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday.