Senator Alan Stuart Franken (born May 21, 1951) is an American politician, comedian, author, political commentator, and radio host, noted for his liberal politics.
Franken first achieved national prominence on Saturday Night Live as the writing and performing partner of Tom Davis. His more recent career accomplishments are more politically-oriented, authoring books such as Rush Limbaugh is a Big Fat Idiot and Other Observations, serving as host of the flagship program from Air America Radio, and taking steps (such as creating a PAC) which lead to his 2008 United States Senate win against his opponent Norm Coleman.
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