Al Franken’s back at Revolution Hall


Al Franken recently launched a podcast, a YouTube channel and a website

Al Franken

FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, then Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Allison Eid, on her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Franken, who resigned his U.S. Senate seat in 2017 amid sexual misconduct charges, will re-emerge into the public sphere on Saturday when he starts a new weekly radio show on the SiriusXM satellite service. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Al Franken, the one-time US Senator and alumnus of Saturday Night Live, will appear in Portland Wednesday night in a sold-out show at Revolution Hall.

The 68-year-old comedian-turned-politician served Minnesota in the US Senate for more than 8 years before resigning his seat over sexual misconduct allegations as part of the #MeToo movement.

Since that resignation he has largely stayed out of the public eye. But his appearance in Portland is part of a broader effort to return to visibility. Last week he appeared on the Conan O’Brien show. He’s in Seattle on Friday, then has appearances in Boston and the Detroit area in November.

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