- Category : Entertainment-Comedy
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/3 - Role Model / Martyr
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Uncertainty 1
American comedian, writer and US Senator, he began his comedy career on the popular show then called "Saturday Night" which became "Saturday Night Live." He wrote skits and performed in them; for his work he took home several Emmy awards.He left the show in 1995 and became known for his books satirizing politicians, especially Republicans. Five of them made the best-seller list including "Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right" in 2003. He joined a progressive radio show as political commentator and wit in March 2004. In 2008 he ran against incumbent Senator Norm Coleman. The election on November 4, 2008 was so close that recounts were ordered. Not until a Minnesota Supreme Court decision was handed down on June 30, 2009 was Franken officially declared a winner by some 300 votes. He took his oath of office on July 7, 2009 in Washington, DC.
He and his wife of over 30 years have two children.