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Al Franken


Al Franken is best known for nearly two decades of work on Saturday Night Live (1975). During that time he wrote, performed in and produced hundreds of sketches, including "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" and "The Final Days," a piece about the last days of Richard Nixon's presidency. A noted political commentator and satirist, Franken ... See full bio »
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 13 nominations. See more awards »

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  Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 285 episodes, 1976 - 2008) (written by - 14 episodes, 1975 - 1979) (additional sketch - 1 episode, 1995) (additional sketches - 1 episode, 1995)
- James Franco/Kings of Leon (2008) ... (writer)
- David Alan Grier/Silverchair (1995) ... (additional sketch)
- Quentin Tarantino/Smashing Pumpkins (1995) ... (additional sketches)
- David Duchovny/Rod Stewart (1995) ... (writer)
- Bob Saget/TLC (1995) ... (writer)
 2007 Saturday Night Live in the '90s: Pop Culture Nation (TV Special documentary)
 2005 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jon Lovitz (TV Special) (uncredited)
 2004 The First Amendment Project: Fox vs. Franken (TV Movie documentary)
 2004 The Al Franken Show (TV Series)
 1999 Saturday Night Live 25 (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
  LateLine (TV Series) (creator - 23 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (written by - 2 episodes, 1998) (writer - 1 episode, 1998) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1998)
- The Christian Guy (1999) ... (creator)
- Karp's Night Out (1999) ... (creator)
- Svadharma (1999) ... (creator)
- Kids 'N' Guns (1999) ... (creator)
- The Minister of Television (1999) ... (creator)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Sharon Meyers (1997) ... (additional material)
 1996-1997 Politically Incorrect (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
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 1995 The 67th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material)
 1992 Saturday Night Live: Presidential Bash (TV Special) (special material)
 1984 The New Show (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... (writer)
 1983 The Coneheads (TV Short)
 1981 Steve Martin's Best Show Ever (TV Special)
 1977 The Paul Simon Special (TV Special)
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Other Works:

Book: "I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me" See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 4 Interviews | 236 Articles | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Franken & Davis | Franken and Davis | Al 'Bud' Franken | Sen. Al Franken | Senator Al Franken | Franken

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his legal battle with Bill O'Reilly] Satire is protected speech in the United States, even if the object of the satire doesn't get it. See more »

Trivia:

Radio talk show host in New York City. See more »

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Gemini

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