Franken’s former comedy partner, Tom Davis, dies of cancer
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Al Franken and Tom Davis gained fame as the comedy writers behind some of the country’s favorite Saturday Night Live skits. But their creative partnership was rooted in their days making announcements in morning chapel at the Blake School in Minneapolis.
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HUDSON, N.Y. — A writer who with Al Franken helped develop some of the most popular skits in the early years of “Saturday Night Live” ha…
The New York Times reminds us that the pair “flirted with the margins of taste” on their way to winning Emmy awards.
Franken tells WCCO that Davis’ humor shone through even amid the illness that took his life.
Here’s Davis reading a passage from his book that recounts escapades of the pair in northern Minnesota.
Adventures with Al Franken – Tom Davis
In their heyday Franken and Davis could do a spot-on imitation of another well known duo.
SOLID GOLD – Al Franken & Tom Davis – The Rolling Stones!!
And finally, here’s one from their Saturday Night Live days in which Allan’s serenade of his parents ends badly.
FRANKEN AND DAVIS – 1977-1978 XMAS SPECIAL !!!