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Al Franken Comedy Partner Tom Davis Dead at 59

'SNL' alum had neck and throat cancer

(Newser) - One of Saturday Night Live's first writers, Tom Davis, has died of throat and neck cancer at age 59, reports TMZ . On SNL, he teamed with Al Franken—they actually filled one writer's slot and shared the $350 weekly salary—and had a hand in creating classic skits... More »

SNL Insider Dishes on Early Days

Sketch writer offers backstage pass to zany early years

(Newser) - The early seasons of Saturday Night Live “set an almost impossibly high bar” for the future, writes Stephanie Zacharek in Salon, and Al Franken’s writing partner shows why in his new book. Tom Davis offers a backstage pass to early antics at 30 Rock, and it's a compelling... More »

Congress Asks Justice Dept. for Clemens Probe

Bipartisan letter wants to look at star's steroids denials for perjury

(Newser) - A congressional committee today asked the Justice Department to examine Roger Clemens’ denials under oath that he used performance-enhancing drugs and determine if they constitute perjury, the AP reports. In the letter to Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Reps. Henry Waxman and Tom Davis cite the pitcher's statements contradicting those of... More »

Son Replaces Dad As Drake Head Coach

Tom Davis steps down, son Keno steps up as basketball coach

(Newser) - Keno Davis will replace his father, Dr. Tom Davis, who is retiring as Drake University’s men’s basketball head coach. The elder Davis had coached Division I basketball for 32 seasons, the last four at Drake. Earlier, at Lafayette, he gave University of Maryland men’s basketball Head Coach... More »

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