South Orange Performing Arts Center to present ‘An Evening With Al Franken’

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AL FRANKEN

Former United States senator, best-selling author, podcaster and former “Saturday Night Live” writer and cast member Al Franken will make an appearance at the South Orange Performing Arts Center, March 7 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for the event, which is being billed as “An Evening With Al Franken,” go on sale Jan. 10 at noon, with pre-sales beginning Dec. 31 at noon. Visit sopacnow.org.

(FEB. 5 UPDATE: A second show has been added, March 8 at 3 p.m.)

Franken won five Emmy Awards for his work on “Saturday Night Live” and 1977’s “The Paul Simon Special,” and Grammys in the Comedy Album and Spoken-Word Album categories. His film work includes 1995’s “Stuart Saves His Family,” based on his “SNL” character, self-help guru Stuart Smalley.

He served as a senator from Minnesota from 2009 to 2018, resigning after being accused of sexual misconduct.

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