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Smothers Brothers, Al Franken shows on hold

Out of an abundance of caution, the Smothers Brothers and comedian Al Franken have postponed their upcoming shows at the Bankhead Theater.

It doesn't matter whom mom liked best -- both Smothers Brothers, out of an abundance of caution, are postponing their appearance at the Bankhead Theater, which was scheduled for Jan. 14 and quickly sold out.

Organizers are hoping to resume their tour in the spring.

Comedian Al Franken also has postponed his tour dates including two shows scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8, at the Bankhead. Franken's career has proven him an accomplished author, actor, comedian, politician and media personality.

The Smothers Brothers started performing their comedy/music show while at San Jose State College and by 1967 their comedy hour was No. 1 at CBS. They performed on the road for decades and retired in 2010 but their recent induction into the National Comedy Center led them to create an evening in concert with musical comedy, classic video and Q&A, which they are bringing to the Bankhead.

Ticket holders for the Smothers Brothers and for Al Franken will be contacted as soon as dates are determined for their rescheduled performances. For information about ticket availability for the new shows, visit www.LivermoreArts.org.