Comedian and former Senator Al Franken coming to The Sheldon


Al Franken speaking to the Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, June 2, 2019. (Jewish Family Service of St. Paul)

Al Franken, the Jewish former senator from Minnesota and comedian, is coming to St. Louis.

Billed as “The Only Former U.S. Senator currently on Tour Tour,” Franken will appear Sunday, Nov. 21 at The Sheldon Concert Hall.

Franken spent 15 years as a writer and performer on “Saturday Night Live” and created memorable characters such Stuart Smalley, host of a self-help show.

A Democrat, Franken then hosted a left-leaning political radio show before successfully running for Senate in 2008.

He was reelected in 2014 but resigned in December 2017 because of sexual misconduct allegations.

After retreating from public life, Franken delivered his first public speech since his resignation in 2019 to Jewish Family Service of St. Paul.

Read about Al Franken’s Jewish upbringing here.

Tickets for the Sheldon show are on sale at