Born May 21, 1951
American comedian, media personality and politician. First gained fame as a writer/performer on TV's Saturday Night Live in the 1970s to the 90s. Starred in the short-lived sitcom Lateline. Later became a prominent liberal activist, hosting The Al Franken Show on Air America radio. Elected to the United States Senate, representing Minnesota, in 2008 and served until he resigned in January 2018 (due to sexual misconduct allegations).