Al Franken Helped With New Chris Rock Script (Exclusive)

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Al Franken worked with former “Saturday Night Live” colleague Chris Rock to help punch up a new script that Rock wrote, the former senator told TheWrap on Monday. Franken, the subject of a recent New Yorker profile that cast doubt on the sexual harassment accusations that led to his resignation from the U.S. Senate in December 2017, described his involvement during a short phone call on Monday. “We did what was called a table read and it was a lot of fun. Like eight comedy writers, kind of talking about and punching up a script that he and a couple of other guys wrote,” Franken said. Also Read: Al Franken Says He 'Absolutely' Regrets Resignation From Senate Asked if he was interested in a return to the entertainment industry, Franken said he had to cut the conversation short: “I’m in a studio now doing a podcast.” It is common for Hollywood scripts to go through a punch-up process with joke writers who are sometimes uncredited. Franken declined to name the project that he worked on with Rock. Representatives for Rock also declined to name the project, but said it was not Rock’s upcoming “Saw” reboot. Also Read: 'The View' Host...