Atlanta Buzz

Atlanta people and places

Did you have tickets to Al Franken's Monday event in Atlanta?

"Join us for a very special closing night featuring Senator Al Franken, No. 1 bestselling author and beloved 'Saturday Night Live' alum, whose new book, 'Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,' tells the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that," the event listing read.

Actually, never mind.

Franken's long-ago scheduled appearance at the Book Festival of the MJCCA was hastily canceled amid a national furor stemming from allegations he once assaulted a broadcaster when they were performing for troops abroad on USO Tour.

Tickets to Franken's event, which ranged from $32 to $75 for VIP access, had been sold out and organizers stressed in the event listing that no tickets would be sold at the door. In response to a question from the AJC regarding what happens now (refunds? a voucher for some future event? a possible new program?) organizers said only that they were contacting ticket holders.

Are you one of them? We'd like to hear your thoughts. Please email

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Recommended for you

Most read

  1. 1 Justin Fields had voiced his frustrations with his play at Georgia
  2. 2 Time to panic as Atlanta Super Bowl faces halftime celebrity shortage
  3. 3 Woman allegedly assaulted 94-year-old mother with hammer



About the Author

Jennifer Brett is a multiplatform journalist and digital coach. She writes The Buzz blog for

More from AJC