If you missed Al Franken shaking his damn head at Trump’s “stupid” budget a few weeks ago at Barnes & Noble Union Square, don’t worry: The Strand is having the gentleman from Minnesota back for an appearance at Cooper Union’s Great Hall. It’s just been announced that the moderator for the August 1 discussion will be Seth Meyers, who is no stranger to the East Village bookstore– we saw him at the recent Meet Me in the Bathroom event (no, we did not meet him in the bathroom.)
Tickets are $32 including purchase of Franken’s memoir, Giant of the Senate, or $15 if you’ve already read it (or at least skimmed it for mentions of Ted Cruz). If you need incentive to buy it: Franken and Milo’s books are neck-and-neck on the Times bestseller list.
Since Franken was last in town, much has changed and there’s a lot to ask him about. For instance, who will be the first member of the press to go Bohemian Rhapsody on Trump’s new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, and ask him, “Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the fandango?”
Okay, that wasn’t funny at all, but that’s why we have more accomplished political humorists. You can get your tickets to see one of them, right here.