Al Franken on The Committee

“The extent to which comedy that promoted political activism was considered passe was made clear to Goodrow when, through Chase, he tried to set up an audition. “Don’t you think The Committee’s a little dated?” asked Franken, even though he, along with Chase, was considered to be the staff’s most politically engaged writer and was already a committed Democrat.” – from “That’s Not Funny, That’s Sick: The National Lampoon and the Comedy Insurgents Who Captured the Mainstream” by Ellin Stein.

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