Interview with Dallas VideoFest Ernie Kovacs Award Recipient – Al Franken

Emmy-Award winning Comedy Writer, Podcaster, Author and former US Senator Al Franken is being awarded the 2022 Ernie Kovacs Award at this year’s Dallas VideoFest.  Al talked with our Gadi Elkon about the honor, his SNL days, his tenure as US Senator and so much more!

Dallas VideoFest is proud to award comedian and former US Senator Al Franken, best known for his work on the NBC staple, “Saturday Night Live,” with the coveted Ernie Kovacs Award at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Texas Theatre (231 W. Jefferson Blvd. – Oak Cliff/Dallas). Immediately following the Kovacs event, DVF will show the 2006 documentary, AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE.

Al Franken talks about his memories of Ernie Kovacs, his days at SNL, a story or two about his time as US Senator, and even clarifies the truth of his “accurate” arm throwing ability.  Here is our conversation with Senator Al Franken!

Thursday September, 22nd Dallas VideoFest will honor Senator Al Franken with the Ernie Kovacs award.

More information and tickets available at, VideoFest.

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