Win Tickets ($90): Al Franken @ Revolution Hall | The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour Tour

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Al Franken @ Revolution Hall on December 8. To win, comment below on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 5.



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From our sponsors:
Al Franken: The Only Former U.S. Senator Currently on Tour Tour
December 8, 2022
Doors 7PM, Show 8PM | $45-$85 | All Ages
More info: etix.com

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

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 #1 New 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.

Al and his wife, Franni, have been married for 45 years, many of them happy. They have two kids and four grandchildren.

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71 Comments

  1. Lynn L on November 7, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    A good friend is from a political family in MN. I would love to take him to see a fellow Minnesotan!

    • Joni on November 22, 2022 at 11:48 pm

      Because it would be fun if Al pokes fun of me for being the only black person in the room, hahaha… Also, I’m into comedy myself and I approve this message ☺️

    • Michelle Matthews on November 23, 2022 at 7:34 am

      Love to win these!!

  2. Andi on November 8, 2022 at 7:25 am

    Al Franklin is a hoot and I’d love to see him.

  3. S Gunn on November 8, 2022 at 11:38 am

    I read Al’s book Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them when I was a teen and my dad said I better be careful or I would turn into a dirty democrat. I’d love to see him live!

  4. Mike on November 8, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    I’m good enough. I’m smart enough, and doggone it people like me. I hope Pdx Pipeline likes me enough to go see Al Franken

  5. Eileen on November 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Sounds great!

  6. Jason on November 8, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Would love to see Al perform.

  7. Greg on November 8, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    I would love to take my wife to see Al anyway, but oh my goodness, who knows how much new material he will have after tonight’s elections?

  8. Michelle on November 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Al would be amazing to see live!

  9. Jennifer on November 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    How fun would this be.

  10. Jen on November 8, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    Great!

  11. Angela B on November 8, 2022 at 1:03 pm

    I would love to see Al Franken! We come from the same neighborhood in Mpls. and I have always been a fan girl.

  12. Dawn on November 8, 2022 at 1:23 pm

    I would love to see the former Senator. This would make for a great night out.

  13. Val on November 8, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    Have read several of his books and would love to see/ hear him tell his stories aloud in his very particular vocal style!

  14. Sandra on November 8, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    I love Al, I’ve loved his comedy since his SNL days, and very much appreciate his service in the senate, I’d love a chance to see him live

  15. Rocko on November 8, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    Al Franken may be my father. This could be my chance to finally find out!

  16. Natasha Kanji on November 8, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Would be such a great opportunity to see Al Franken! I was a huge fan of his work on SNL! Thank you for the chance PDX pipeline!

  17. Richard Potts on November 8, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    This would be fun and informative… And maybe sad…

  18. Justin C. on November 8, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    Love Al. Spouse and I would love to see him speak live. IMO Mike’s comment above wins the funny. Cheers!

  19. Brian on November 8, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Could this be my chicken dinner? Win.rar Also oreagno smokes better than weed just try it.

  20. Karl Michael Jacobson on November 8, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    I would love to win tix Pick me please!!!

  21. SK on November 8, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    Met Mr Franken in person at the 4th of July parade in Ely MN. Missed getting a picture. Maybe now is my second chance. Voted for him twice.

  22. Kevin Williams on November 8, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    You can’t beat a funny politician, we’ll you probably should!

  23. mark sanchez on November 8, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    Al will be the best medicine for the body politic after the mid-term election.

  24. Denise W on November 8, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    This sounds like an interesting event. I’d love to go.

  25. Glenn on November 8, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Stuart Smalley saved my life!

  26. Drew on November 8, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    I love Al Franken, I know him as a comic, this will be a funny show.

  27. Amy Kort on November 8, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    I lived in the MW for 40 years. Would love to see Al!

  28. Brig on November 9, 2022 at 8:40 am

    One of my favorite SNL players.

  29. YB on November 9, 2022 at 9:46 am

    He’s so funny! Would love to see him

  30. Diego Blank on November 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

    Al is cool

  31. Scott Pierce on November 9, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    After these elections, I need a laugh

  32. Hunter M on November 10, 2022 at 2:21 pm

    This’ll be so fun and interesting!

  33. Jim Winski on November 10, 2022 at 3:16 pm

    It would make my 2022 to win tickets to see Al Franken. Please pick me!

  34. Mark B. on November 10, 2022 at 4:25 pm

    Legendary!
    Would love to see this show.

  35. Kevin Effinger on November 11, 2022 at 7:09 am

    Been a fan of Al since his SNL days and love his books

  36. Lori Shelby on November 11, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Love Al Franken! This would be the best!! Fingers crossed!

  37. Carol Trekas on November 12, 2022 at 11:05 am

    Will he talk about being a senator? Count me in.

  38. Secret Belanger on November 13, 2022 at 5:50 pm

    I love Al Franken! I saw him in person about 20 years ago I would love to see him again!

  39. Liz W. on November 15, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    I would LOVE to see this guy roast his former Senate colleagues! I am a former DC beauracrat. and also a former Texas, which means that I really hope that Ted Cruz is the butt of some of his jokes!

  40. Shirley on November 15, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Al Franken. I would love to see him in person.

  41. Michael Jindrich on November 15, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    I subscribe to his podcast and my daughter is running for local offices in Minnesota and would love to have him give her an endorsement next election

  42. Lindsey Morrison Grant on November 15, 2022 at 4:20 pm

    I’d love to see Sen. Franken. I yearn for my daily dose of Air American… whether it was Al, Rachel Maddow, Randi Rhodes, or Jennine Garoffilo. Oh-so-smart folks who do their homework. Oh, forgot to mention Thom Hartman.

  43. RMH on November 15, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Pick me!!!!!

  44. Duncan Geisler on November 16, 2022 at 3:14 pm

    It would be awesome to see such an influential person in comedy and politics live!

  45. Andrew Butz on November 17, 2022 at 9:11 am

    What a career!
    From SNL sketches for Dan Aykroyd doing Nixon, to Stuart Smalley and Air America, to the U.S. Senate and #MeToo, Franken’s rise — and semi-soft landing — seems so… interesting to a fellow Midwesterner like me.
    So pick me, because I don’t just appreciate Al Franken, I’ll be watching to see if I get my money’s worth.

  46. Mark Santillo on November 17, 2022 at 9:33 am

    Al Franken was an unfortunate victim of the #metoo movement, tarred with the same brush as the Jeffrey Epsteins of the world
    when he was just a comedian on a USO tour AND the women in the picture was aware of Al’s pose in the photo. It may have been a little tasteless but it was only a gag, not a political manifesto. Yet the Dems tossed Al aside, sacrificing his moderate rational voice in the Senate. I’m thrilled to see him back on the road, exposing truth through comedy.

  47. Kelly on November 17, 2022 at 4:30 pm

    I’ll be frank and say I’d frankin love to go!

  48. Nik on November 17, 2022 at 4:32 pm

    The only former senator who makes me laugh.

  49. Zachary Swigart on November 17, 2022 at 4:36 pm

    Hell yes to this

  50. Kate M on November 18, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Would love to take my dad to this. He’s a big Franken fan!

  51. Cory on November 18, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    From Minny Soda

  52. leonard on November 21, 2022 at 6:24 pm

    life long fan of Sen Al!

  53. Beth BC on November 22, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Al has something to say! Love his work.. and can’t wait to hear his take on the current political scene. I bet he’s glad he’s no longer in the Senate!

  54. Adam on November 22, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I’m in as long as he keeps his hands down.

  55. Orest on November 22, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    These tickets would make a great Christmas gift!

  56. Bob on November 22, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Sounds like a swell time!

  57. Stephanie McDonald on November 23, 2022 at 11:16 am

    Would love to take my husband to this as an early holiday gift!

  58. JP on November 23, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Yooo I’d love to go!

  59. Kevin Williams on November 23, 2022 at 4:10 pm

    Coney and observations at its finest

  60. Lance on November 25, 2022 at 11:18 am

    And live without the one man mobile uplink unit.

  61. W on November 29, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Would love to be in the audience!

  62. Michelle Blake on November 29, 2022 at 3:25 pm

    adding name to hat!

  63. Susan on November 29, 2022 at 3:30 pm

    A very funny man!

  64. Emrys on November 29, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough and doggone it, people like me.

  65. Shari on November 29, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Fan of his work and would love to see him live!

  66. Maura on November 29, 2022 at 8:35 pm

    Politics has become such gloss for comedy, how often are politicians actually funny?

  67. Melissa on November 29, 2022 at 8:51 pm

    I could use some humor to alleviate stress 😩 Would love to see Al Frankin!

  68. Cara on November 30, 2022 at 4:05 pm

    yup

  69. Dave on December 1, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Why should I win these?
    “ Because I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and dog gone it …people like me!”
    (Al Franken as Stuart Smalley)

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