Sen. Al Franken + Seth Meyers at Cooper Union

Tuesday August 1: 8:00PM 9:00PM

From #1 bestselling author Al Franken comes this intimate recount of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office, and who subsequently discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history, and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny, in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate and, defying the low expectations of the pundit class, actually turns out to be good at it. It's a book about our deeply polarized, frequently depressing, occasionally inspiring political culture, written from inside the belly of the beast. In this candid personal memoir, the honorable gentleman from Minnesota takes his army of loyal fans along with him from Saturday Night Live, to the campaign trail, inside the halls of Congress, and behind the scenes of some of the most dramatic and/or hilarious moments of his new career in politics. Has Al Franken become a true Giant of the Senate? Franken asks readers to decide for themselves. 

Join the Strand in The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003) as Al Franken discusses his life in the United States Senate with Late Night host Seth Meyers!

Event FAQ:


Q. Where is this event taking place?
A This event is happening at Cooper Union's The Great Hall (7 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003) at 8pm. Groups, please arrive together for ease of check-in

Q: How many items will Sen. Franken sign?
A: He will sign at least 1 copy of Giant of the Senate per person. (Limit 3 per person.)

Q: Will he personalize my book?
A: Sen. Franken will personalize the book with names only. No messages or inscriptions.

Q: May I take pictures?
A: He will not pose with fans for photos. Guests may take pictures (no flash please) during the event and from the signing line.

Please Note: The $32 ticket includes admission to the event and one copy of the book Al Franken, A Giant of the Senate. 

This event is sold out! A standby line will form at 7pm-- for $32 tickets which include the book ONLY-- at Cooper Union (7 East 7th Street, 10003). Chances are very good that all in the standby line will be accommodated. See you there! 


Senator Al Franken has represented Minnesota in the United States Senate since 2009. Before entering politics, he was an award-winning comedy writer, author, and radio talk show host. He's been married to his wife, Franni, for 41 years-many of them happy. Senator Franken graduated from Harvard College and received his doctorate in right-wing megalomania studies from Trump University.

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