1) Al Franken started on SNL then went to the United States Senate. Arlen Specter went to the United States Senate, then went into comedy. Check out the former Pennsylvania Senator’s rather humorous stand-up routine:
2) Senator Ron Johnson and Rep. Paul Ryan pranked Mitt Romney on April Fools Day. They told Romney that a very, very small turnout was in store for Romney’s speech. Johnson went out to introduce Ryan and Romney, and, well, you can watch the rest:
3) Among other pranks, Google released GMail Tap for April Fools Day:
4) In show business news: It has been announced that Dumb and Dumber 2, starring Carrey and Daniels and produced by the Farrelly Brothers, will begin filming this Fall, Anchorman 2 is in the works, and Aaron Sorkin’s new small screen drama The Newsroom is set to premiere on HBO this summer, also starring Jeff Daniels.