Sen. Al Franken on Sen. Ted Cruz from a talk with Franken and Chelsea Handler at Live Talks LA

A clip from an hour long talk (also in our TRvision channel) from 2017 with. former Sen. Al Franken with Chelsea Handler at Live Talks LA. In this clip, Sen. Al Franken talks about Sen. Ted Cruz.
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U.S. Senator Al Franken​ in conversation with Chelsea Handler​ at Live Talks Los Angeles​ July 8, 2017 at the Alex Theatre​ discussing his memoir, " Al Franken​, Giant of the Senate." For more information on Live Talks Los Angeles -- upcoming events, videos and podcast -- visit and/or "like" this page.



  • Best thing to happen to America, this clown os not in DC. If only pelosi would follow.

    Terry JPTerry JP2 gün önce
    • English, please - "os" is meaningless

      Richard GleavesRichard Gleaves2 gün önce
  • Loved your joke and your imitation of Schumer. We miss you. You shouldn't have resigned.

    Marie MitchellMarie Mitchell2 gün önce
  • With everything that's going on with Cuomo, Margery Taylor Green and Matt Gaetz, Al Franken should have never resigned

    irene jennairene jenna3 gün önce
  • I was hoping A l Franken would of run for President. He kind of shot that in the ass

    the realistthe realist3 gün önce
  • I forgot how funny Al Franken was

    Doug HansonDoug Hanson4 gün önce
  • There’s so many things wrong with Ted Cruz. I actually believe everything is wrong with him.

    Doug HansonDoug Hanson4 gün önce
  • some people in the comments are alright with DUMP grabbing a woman but not AL joking

    Stephen ReddyStephen Reddy4 gün önce
  • After using the microwave , I bet Ted could go on a trip with the girls in the office and they safely sleep around him on the plane ! Not so with Al ! lol I am laughing at Al not at his jokes !

    GusGus4 gün önce
  • But I like to touch woman when they don't know

    Eric KlausEric Klaus9 gün önce
    • Um he didn't touch her when she didn't know and most of the people who trumped up these charges were political operatives.

      purplefishiespurplefishies5 gün önce
  • What makes me mad about this whole thing with Sen. Al Franken stepping down to these corrupt criminals without a fight stills irritates me big time!!! Why didnt Al fight , and let these crooks win ,when they had even worse allegations against them? Minnesota needed Al and he left us hanging!!!

    Kande69Kande699 gün önce
    • Well even you perverted Democrats have to respect the rights of women !

      GusGus4 gün önce
  • So true😁😂🤣😃😄😅

    Selena HadlowSelena Hadlow10 gün önce
  • Cruz, looks like something I threw up.

    Jose ReyesJose Reyes11 gün önce
  • Send him back to Canada.They will know what to do with him.

    lyn Goringlyn Goring11 gün önce
    • We already did it: Send him to you.

      PhotozeteticPhotozetetic10 gün önce
  • Sat through the whole thing and he doesn't even tell us which one she wound up using.

    MrThermostaticMrThermostatic11 gün önce
  • Clearly argued, with no name-calling. This should make sense to any American who is sick of the threat to our right to vote.

    Tim WalshTim Walsh12 gün önce
  • There are two types of people in the U.S. Senate - those people who hate Ted Cruz and...Ted Cruz.

    Sarah McCoySarah McCoy12 gün önce
    • More like two types of people in the US. I cant imagine his wife, parents, or children even like him and I know his voters only vote for him because of that (R).

      Ross BrownfieldRoss Brownfield11 gün önce
  • Thanks for “walking away”...keep going, don’t let anything or anyone stop you!

    Dale NielsenDale Nielsen17 gün önce
  • Haha ted poopy cruise. Man he must be such a horrible person cause dis guy and his friends don't like him make joke he bad man. Hahaha I will vote for more of Al he tell things we need to know. Stupid Ted talking about freedom. Shut up already!!!

    Eternun 45Eternun 4517 gün önce
  • Love it, that is so funny!!!

    Bill PBill P19 gün önce
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    j dondoj dondo20 gün önce
  • Cancun Cruz a product of a political asylum from Cuba, now destroying democracy of the country who adopted his family roots. Shameless self serving insurrectionist in disguise as an american.

    Biznez BuddyBiznez Buddy20 gün önce
    • @The cook Book Smith cruz loves himself and would throw his wife ...oh, no, it was his kids! under the bus to save himself.

      espyespy17 gün önce
    • LOLOLOLOLOL Good one! Ted Cruz loves America. If you do not, please leave!

      The cook Book SmithThe cook Book Smith19 gün önce
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    Benjik NretsBenjik Nrets21 gün önce
  • Hilarious and so true!

    Captzoomer7Captzoomer722 gün önce
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    Christina DavisChristina Davis23 gün önce
  • If that's humour Alice, I can't wait to flush the crapper!

    Tele' O'NeilTele' O'Neil27 gün önce
  • AL was treated to the same rush to judgment as Cuomo is getting. AL could see the nightmare coming at him. However, AL has not lost his sense of humor❗️

    Alice CrollAlice Croll29 gün önce
  • Weaponized humour. Devastating. Conservatives don't have anything in their armoury to counter satire and sarcasm.

    Wayne BurtonWayne Burton29 gün önce
    • Snarky fucks who - while talented at making us laugh - are actually not very good at managing outside of the toy department. Mark Twain had a wonderful wit, but like so many who fancy themselves as progressives, he mismanaged his own fortune while dispensing criticism on others doing the heavy lifting.

      John ConwayJohn Conway22 gün önce
  • Sorry Al . You are a TV person so I only listen to you on TV and never really take what you say serious because we just got rid of another TV guy. Sorry man. You are funny dude though . :O)

    M WingM Wing29 gün önce
    • @Aylbdr Madison Of course .I like Al . Do not get me wrong. My point was that Hollwood/TV personalities do not make honest politicians. These people are highly trained liars and they are very good at it. I mean they give trophies at the Oscars for the best , most convincing liar in the the group. The only actor I can think of that played his part to the T was Ronald Reagon. :O)

      M WingM Wing24 gün önce
    • When one feels one must judge another, it's always best to judge them as an individual, and for their own actions.

      Aylbdr MadisonAylbdr Madison24 gün önce
  • These.two make a great pair 😅😂

    Liz brownLiz brownAylar önce
  • Disgraced former senator.

    John NorrisJohn NorrisAylar önce
    • @Trey Haney he's talking about Donnie. You know, the guy who will be wearing orange jumpsuit by the end of the year

      irene jennairene jenna3 gün önce
    • Well put. A Disgraced human being

      The cook Book SmithThe cook Book Smith19 gün önce
    • @John Norris : You have no room to talk, considering the types of creeps you support.

      Aylbdr MadisonAylbdr Madison24 gün önce
    • not at all...people in glass house do not throw rocks.

      sonny whitefeather marshallsonny whitefeather marshall25 gün önce
    • @Trey Haney So is Ron Johnson. 'Nuff said.

      Tom EllisTom Ellis29 gün önce
  • Funny! Although now when most people think of a Cruise that's full of shit...they do think of Ted!

    Cary LCary LAylar önce
  • Fucking hilarious!

    moecurlythanumoecurlythanuAylar önce
  • Thank you for the belly laugh!

    CathleenCathleenAylar önce
  • The joke is this self- important jackass never mentions anyone cruising on Effie Epstein's Flight.

    Sheila McCauleySheila McCauleyAylar önce
    • That's right. The Bunker Baby was Epsteins greatest fan.

      Aylbdr MadisonAylbdr Madison24 gün önce
  • More Al Franken! We all lost out when he resigned from the Senate.

    Andrea WallickAndrea WallickAylar önce
  • The hateful left

    J CJ CAylar önce
    • @J C and we cringe at people like you.

      Spank WhispererSpank Whisperer29 gün önce
    • @J C Also, answer @Spank Whisperer's question: which right-wing comedian has been blacklisted because of "liberal censorship"?

      Ishaan RahmanIshaan Rahman29 gün önce
    • @J C You laugh? Based on what I've seen, you right-wingers just whine about "fake news", "voter fraud" and Mr Potato Head.

      Ishaan RahmanIshaan Rahman29 gün önce
    • @Spank Whisperer Well. We laugh at people like You

      J CJ C29 gün önce
    • @J C so name a clever, funny right wing comedian who’s blacklisted? And you can’t say Dennis Miller; I already gave you that one. You have your own media outlets and you blame everything on the media. SO SAD.... (did I do that right). Face it, the red team had no sense of humor.

      Spank WhispererSpank Whisperer29 gün önce
  • SNL "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley".

    02chevyguy02chevyguyAylar önce
  • Microwave fish, I love it😂🤣😆

    kathy Turnerkathy TurnerAylar önce
  • I was a stranger & walked up to Al Franken upstairs at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor and asked him a question and of course he didn’t want to talk to me, but he answered it finally and he said “no”, I asked him if C-SPAN was biased.

    Ken SpitzKen SpitzAylar önce
    • I have watched C-SPAN moderators going very, very easy on the likes of Grover Norquist, Ann Coulter, and Gingrich, so, you could be right: maybe C-SPAN is biased.

      stephen lyonsstephen lyonsAylar önce
  • Yeah.. however what if Ted could bury the hatchet with an all expense paid trip to Cancun for you and the family. 🤔

    Kaff231Kaff231Aylar önce
  • Al Franken was too intelligent for Congress.

    Adam PrallAdam PrallAylar önce
  • I have a hard time believing that amy klobuchar is ever funny.

    Bargdaffy 158Bargdaffy 158Aylar önce
  • What a loss to the Democratic Party - the poop Cruz LOL

    Mary Ellen FullerMary Ellen FullerAylar önce
  • Al for president 2024!

    theonlysuztheonlysuzAylar önce
  • Al nailed it.

    Doug JohnstoneDoug JohnstoneAylar önce
    • Nice to hear from someone that supports a man that demeans women! YOU ARE SICK AND EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Shane WhitefeatherShane WhitefeatherAylar önce
  • I miss Al. What a shame he resigned from the Senate and the likes of Cruz, Johnson, Graham and Cotton remain. Ugh!

    Larry BoyleLarry BoyleAylar önce
    • And David Vitter hung on for years

      Jim HJim HAylar önce
    • He should get back in.

      DCav44DCav44Aylar önce
  • Too bad you quit over practically nothing and enabled a majority of pieces of sh_t like Ted Cruz.

    ARFF TARFF TAylar önce
    • Absolutely

      DCav44DCav44Aylar önce
  • Now that's funny!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Tim DubeauTim DubeauAylar önce
  • Al was an effective & caring Senator- I wish he was still there- The GOP base polled over 60% in favor of the Biden Covid relief Bill, yet EVERY GOP Senator & Congress member voted against it. I hope voters remember that during coming elections. GOP is famous for dropping trillion upon bullshit wars (Recall the WMD Iraq lie?) Spend the money on Americans in need. Looking at Texas and GOP state legislators trying to squash Covid safety measures is baffling. Expect a surge (with deadly Covid variants) in TX, LA, AL and other GOP states.

    GARPGARPAylar önce
  • 🤣 on HIS at the end....CRUZ👹 Joke🤣👏👏👏

  • and this comes from me....Al Franken!

    I'm BackI'm BackAylar önce
  • The watchword of the GOP is: if you don't vote for me I must exclude you from voting at all costs. A fascist attitude!

    123 oie123 oieAylar önce
  • Al for the win

  • Al Franken: I. Love. You.

    BarefootandTan barefootandtanBarefootandTan barefootandtanAylar önce
  • The real reason Al Franken is gone from the Senate: told one to many people they were *"full of shit"* !

    Rat RouteRat RouteAylar önce
  • Even Trump knew what a complete dipshit a-wipe Ted Cruz is.

    kilimkilimAylar önce
  • Brilliant.

  • I do appreciate Senator Franken's humor, about one of the architects of a most-sobering, non-humorous, life-altering period in our country's history. A great guy (loves gals, like any other normal guy), and he is no molester. Point: Senator Franken gives new meaning to the phrase, 'laugh in the face of danger'.

    Peter ThurmanPeter ThurmanAylar önce
  • 0:28 - I like to microwave fish at the office, too. I know people hate it. I just like to rattle a few chains now and then. It's not as fun during the COVID-19 pandemic, though. I'm telecommuting from home 24×7, so there's nobody to smell the fish but me and my family. For that reason (and that reason ONLY) I miss working at the office.

    lsloan0000lsloan0000Aylar önce
    • You sound like a gem to be around. I bet you have a lot of friends. Hope you are enjoying your "telecommuting". If it makes you feel better to say that big word instead of "my sorry ass is working from home" , so be it. Keep microwaving your fish, you ass-clown.

      Bou DreuxBou DreuxAylar önce
    • Happy to NOT be working with you. Pew!

      Candace SmithCandace SmithAylar önce
    • Fish and BROCCOLI...!!

      Stogie2112Stogie2112Aylar önce
  • I miss Al. He was one of the bright lights of the Dems.

    daf827daf827Aylar önce
  • Al Franken - the only senator that can successfully land, not just one, but *two consecutive punchlines* for one joke. I miss this guy so much. ❤️

    Crazy MonkeyCrazy MonkeyAylar önce
  • I love him, his books on Rush Limbaugh saved my sanity during the Bush Administration.

    LouiseLouiseAylar önce
  • Think we can convince Al to run again?

    AC3AC3Aylar önce

    Ray vogelRay vogelAylar önce
  • Al has been Frankenstein?

    Peter HofmanPeter HofmanAylar önce
  • 100% he should have taken his day in Congress to clear his name. He knows it, too. Al might not be a saint, but he's Democrat Jeebus ALL THE WAY!! Love this guy, and ashamed we have a Senate without him.

    Brian BurleighBrian BurleighAylar önce
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    jeff fungjeff fungAylar önce
    • Okey Dokey.

      DCav44DCav44Aylar önce
  • Still mad that he resigned..he is a treasure, intellectually and politically.

    melissa essmelissa essAylar önce
  • good medicine for cleaning out the sinuses.... and the tear ducts.... omg!

    Mark JacksonMark JacksonAylar önce
  • I've watched this 20 times, and it gets better each time.....

    Stogie2112Stogie2112Aylar önce
Sen. Al Franken on Sen. Ted Cruz from a talk with Franken and Chelsea Handler at Live Talks LA