With one of the oddest career arcs in comedy history, Al Franken rose from minor standup and Saturday Night Live writer/bit player in the 1970s to Minnesota's Junior Senator by the end of the '00s. In between, the nebbishy comedian carved a niche as one of liberal America's most vocal humorists, while creating some classic SNL sketch characters, most notably neurotic self-help guru Stuart Smalley. Smalley, talk show host of a fictional new age show, went from cable to network TV through SNL. A book (by the name of his favorite Daily Affirmation "I'm good enough...") and a movie deal (Stuart Saves His Family) followed. Saturday Night Live eventually proved itself too small a venue for Franken. The sharp satirical candor and savvy he displayed at the White House Correspondents Dinner in 1994 and again in 1996 established him as one of the ...
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The Al Franken Show Party Album 2005 The Al Franken Show Party Album
 
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The O'Franken Factor Factor: The Very Best of the O'Franken Factor 2004 The O'Franken Factor Factor: The Very Best of the O'Franken Factor
 
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