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Al Franken to Be Honored by Writers Guild of America East

14 December 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Writers Guild of America East has selected Senator Al Franken as the recipient of the Evelyn F. Burkey Award.

The award will be presented at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on Feb. 13. The Burkey Award recognizes a person or organization whose contributions have brought “honor and dignity to writers.”

Franken was elected U.S. Senator from Minnesota in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. Before 2008, he spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host, and has taken part in seven Uso tours.

Franken became a WGA East member in 1975 when he was one of the original writers on “Saturday Night Live.” He won five Emmy Awards and two Writers Guild Awards for his work on the show.

He co-wrote the screenplay for “One More Saturday Night” with Tom Davis and bought his “SNL” character Stuart Smalley to the big »

- Dave McNary

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Al Franken to Be Honored by Writers Guild of America East

14 December 2015 1:23 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Writers Guild of America East has selected Senator Al Franken as the recipient of the Evelyn F. Burkey Award.

The award will be presented at the 68th annual Writers Guild Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on Feb. 13. The Burkey Award recognizes a person or organization whose contributions have brought “honor and dignity to writers.”

Franken was elected U.S. Senator from Minnesota in 2008 and re-elected in 2014. Before 2008, he spent 37 years as a comedy writer, author and radio talk show host, and has taken part in seven Uso tours.

Franken became a WGA East member in 1975 when he was one of the original writers on “Saturday Night Live.” He won five Emmy Awards and two Writers Guild Awards for his work on the show.

He co-wrote the screenplay for “One More Saturday Night” with Tom Davis and bought his “SNL” character Stuart Smalley to the big »

- Dave McNary

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