Franken returns to comedy for Don Shelby roast

Franken at Don Shelby Roast
U.S. Senator Al Franken speaks during a "Roast" of retiring news anchor Don Shelby, sponsored by ThreeSixty Journalism at the School of Law on Friday, October 8, 2010.
Thomas Whisenand/University of St. Thomas

Don Shelby signs off for the last time on Monday as an anchor for WCCO-TV. Last month, Shelby was honored and lampooned at All-Star roast in downtown Minneapolis. Among the roasters: Polar explorer and educator Ann Bancroft, former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman and current Democratic Senator Al Franken.

Franken, a former comedian, has mostly kept his sense of humor in check since narrowly winning Coleman's Senate seat last year. But at the Shelby roast, Sen. Franken showed he hasn't lost his comedic chops.

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