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Senator Al Franken
Senator Al Franken has written a new memoir that explains how he went from his work on Saturday Night Live to his work in politicsand how after years of learning how to be funny, he had to learn how not to be.

Tue, May 30, 2017 -- 1:00pm

Recently on Fresh Air:

May 29, 2017
Doo-Wop Singer Dion Pays Homage To His Musical Influences

During a 2000 visit to the Fresh Air studios, the former teen idol performed old songs, new songs and songs by blues and country performers who influenced him.

May 27, 2017
Fresh Air Weekend: Aziz Ansari; Harry Styles And Dan Auerbach Go Solo; Pamela Paul

Ansari discusses Master Of None and how his parents feel about acting. Ken Tucker reviews new albums by Styles and Auerbach. Paul, who edits The NY Times Book Review, talks about her love of reading.

May 26, 2017
'Chappelle's Show' Co-Creator Moves Into The Limelight With '3 Mics'

After working mostly as a behind-the-scenes guy on Chappelle's Show and Inside Amy Schumer, Neal Brennan is now stepping out as a performer. Originally broadcast Feb. 22, 2017.

May 26, 2017
'The End Of Eddy' Tells Of Growing Up Poor And Gay In Working-Class France

Édouard Louis' autobiographical novel is the story of a young man coming of age in a downtrodden French village. Critic John Powers calls it a "bulletin from the enraged heart of Le Pen country."

May 25, 2017
A One-Night Stand Takes A Disturbing Turn In 'Berlin Syndrome'

In Cate Shortland's new film, an Australian woman traveling abroad becomes the captive of a mysterious stranger. Critic Justin Chang says Berlin Syndrome is a gripping character study.

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