Alan Stuart Franken
1951 - Born in New York City on the 21th of May.
1969 - He graduated from The Blake School, where he was on the wrestling team.
1970 - Started his comedy career in New York in the early.
1973 - He attended Harvard University and graduated cum laude.
1975 - He hired, as both writers and performers. As writers, Franken and Davis distinguished themselves with their outrageously funny sketches.
1979-1980 - His most notorious SNL sketch may have been "A Limo for the Lame-O", a commentary delivered by Franken.
1980 - He created characters such as self-help guru Stuart Smalley and schticks such as proclaiming the to be the "Al Franken Decade."
2002 - He was associated with SNL for over 15 years and in 2002 interviewed former Vice President Al Gore while in character as Smalley.
2003 - He published Franken's book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, Fox News attempted to sue, claiming infringement of its registered trademark phrase, "Fair and Balanced." Fox was unsuccessful, with the federal judge finding the lawsuit to be "wholly without merit.
- He served as a Fellow with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government at the Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy.
- He wrote a satirical letter to then Attorney General John Ashcroft in which he asked Ashcroft to be a role model for the youth of America by sharing "a moment when you were tempted to have sex, but were able to overcome your urges through willpower and strength of character.
2004 - He was at a support rally for governor Howard Dean in his bid for the Democratic Party nomination. "presidential election".
2005 - He has been a contributing blogger at The Huffington Post. Franken's most recent book, The Truth was released on the 25th of October.
2007 - He last radio show on Air America Radio was aired on 14th of February. In the last segment of the show, Franken announced his candidacy for the United States Senate.
- He announced his departure from Air America Radio. On the day of his final show, February 14th, Franken formally announced that he would run for the United States Senate for Minnesota in 2008. He is expected to be challenged by several other Democrats, including wealthy trial attorney Mike Ciresi.
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