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March 31, 2022

“The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently On Tour”

March 31, 2022

Pamela Sisson

For the first time, Al Franken is on tour performing comedy in front of audiences.

The one-time cast member on Saturday Night Live and one-time senator from Minnesota should have a lot to say about politics and more in his solo stand-up show titled “The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently On Tour.”

As far as anyone knows, Franken is the only U.S. Senator who was also one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live. During his fifteen seasons with SNL, Franken won five Emmy’s for writing and producing. Franken’s known for the Stuart Smalley character he created and portrayed on SNL. Smalley’s ‘Daily Affirmations’ live on in pop-culture lore. 

In addition to his comedy tour, which is strictly stand-up, Franken hosts a podcast called “The Al Franken Podcast.” The podcast is one of the nation’s top-ten politics and public affairs podcasts with guests like Sarah Silverman, Paul Krugman and Chris Rock.

He’s also the author of four #1 New York Times bestsellers, including ‘Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations’, ‘Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them – A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right’ and ‘Al Franken, Giant of the Senate.’

For a list of upcoming appearances visit