In a postscript message, Franken writes, “Yes, this is really happening. Yes, you could win. Yes, this is awesome.”

O’Brien was a writer for “SNL” before landing his late-night talk show gig.

The flame-haired comedian is proving a popular choice among the D.C. crowd this year — he’s also been tapped to headline the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on April 27 in Washington.