Al Franken Teams up With SNL Pals for Fundraiser
April 29, 2010
(ChattahBox)—Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) was associated with Saturday Night Live as a writer and performer for 15-years. And although, he holds a degree from Harvard and is now a U.S. Senator, he never seems to far away from reverting to his popular SNL character, self-help guru Stuart Smalley. Having such star studded celebrity connections has proved lucrative for Franken’s fundraising efforts. And former SNL veterans pitched in to stump for Franken during his senatorial campaign. Now, this weekend, Dan Aykroyd and his wife Donna are hosting a star-studded fundraising event in Los Angeles at the House of Blues.
Along with Aykroyd, former SNL comedians Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon will also be on hand.
According to the Star Tribune, the event will include a dinner reception and a late-night cocktail party, to help fill the coffers of “Franken MVPs,” a new joint fundraising political action committee, which funds Franken’s campaign and leadership PACs.
“Guests can pay a minimum of $2,400 per person to be a “cast member,” or pitch in $4,800 to be a “guest host.” Franken supporters who don’t have a couple thousand dollars to spare can attend another reception later in the evening (9:30 to midnight) featuring the same celebs. That event includes a chance drawing for “rare” Franken campaign memorabilia, according to an invite.”
“Weekend Update” host Seth Meyers also pitched in last month to host a fundraiser for Franken in his home state of Minnesota.