Al Franken Moves Back Into the Public Eye With a SiriusXM Talk Show – The New York Times

The former U.S. senator is trying a comeback 21 months after he left government over allegations of unwanted sexual advances.

Stephen Colbert on the Political Targets of Satire – The New York Times

“Not everybody is as mockable as everybody else, and some mockability doesn’t have consequences.”

Chuck McCann, Zany Comic in Early Children’s TV, Dies at 83 – The New York Times

He acted onscreen, was the voice of Cocoa Puff’s Cuckoo Bird and greeted his neighbor with “Hi, guy!” through a shared medicine chest in a deodorant ad.

Ken Dodd, Veteran British Comedian, Is Dead at 90 – The New York Times

“He married his longtime partner, Anne Jones, on Friday.” Ummm… “It’s your funeral” is supposed to be just an expression… (Coyoty)

A titan of a vanishing age of comedy, Mr. Dodd played a record 42 straight weeks at the London Palladium and enjoyed fame comparable to the Beatles’. (NYT)

Trevor Noah: The First Time I Drove a Car. (I Was 6.) – The New York Times

Born and raised in South Africa, Mr. Noah talks about growing up poor there, and his mother’s beat-up, tangerine Volkswagen Beetle.

Source: Trevor Noah: The First Time I Drove a Car. (I Was 6.) – The New York Times