At this year’s MinnRoast, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman brought the house down with his skit. It’s a bit long in Internet time, but definitely worth a watch. 

(Our favorite line hits around 4:30.)

You can find more MinnRoast videos on our YouTube page.

Franken jokes Cruz is ‘lovechild of Joe McCarthy and Dracula’


Sen. Al Franken dusted off his comedic chops over the weekend and took some jabs at his Senate colleague and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, declaring him “the lovechild of Joe McCarthy and Dracula.”

“Republicans are in kind of a bind since their best hope for stopping Donald Trump is a guy who’s the lovechild of Joe McCarthy and Dracula,” Franken said at MinnPosts’s annual variety show, MinnRoast. The event took place last Friday, with video posted on Wednesday.

That wasn’t the end of it. He also quipped that “Cruz can be really hard to get along with, but I understand that in a couple weeks he’s planning to launch a charm offensive. He’s having a little trouble with the charm part but he’s got the offensive part down cold.“

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