An Evening with Al Franken

In accordance with California State (CDPH) requirements, all persons 2 years and older accessing the venue must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 or have a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours or a negative antigen test within 24 hours. Matching photo ID also required for adults 18+.

Mask wearing (2 and over) will also be mandatory until further notice.

Friday, January 7, 2022 at 8pm, Doors 7pm - POSTPONED*
New Date: Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8pm, Doors 7pm

*Tickets already purchased for original date will be honored. Ticketholders who cannot attend the new date should contact the Box Office before February 1 for options.

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

Seating is reserved

The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour
As far as anyone knows, Al Franken is the only U.S. Senator who was also one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live. During his fifteen seasons with SNL, Franken won five Emmy’s for writing and producing. He’s also the author of four #1New York Times bestsellers, including Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them – A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right, and Al Franken, Giant of the Senate. Franken served Minnesota in the Senate from 2009-2018, clobbering his first opponent, incumbent Senator Norm Coleman, by 312 votes. He won his second election by well over 200,000 votes. Franken served on the Judiciary, Energy, Indian Affairs, and HELP (Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions) Committees where he routinely embarrassed badly prepared witnesses and was a fierce opponent of media concentration, mandatory arbitration, and Betsy DeVos. The Al Franken Podcast is one of the nation’s top-ten politics and public affairs podcasts with guests like Malcolm Nance, Sarah Silverman, Paul Krugman, Chris Rock, and Michelle Obama. Well, not Michelle Obama, but guests like her. His political action committee, Midwest Values PAC, supports progressive Democrats, voting rights, and a host of other good, non-political things.

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