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Al Franken will perform in intimate Minneapolis comedy club

The former senator's tour includes a stop at Acme Comedy Co


Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune

Al Franken

Al Franken's comedy tour has mostly consisted of performances in theaters. But he's making an exception for the Twin Cities.

The former senator has announced that he'll be doing stand-up at Minneapolis' Acme Comedy Co., a venue that seats about 300 people. Fans can catch him there Aug. 17-20 for $27.75.

Franken, one of the first writers for "Saturday Night Live," returned to his comedy roots last summer, popping up in New York clubs before launching a nationwide tour that included a stop at Minneapolis' Pantages Theatre. He also hosts a weekly podcast that features interviews with journalists, politicians and comedians.


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