Obama’s speechwriter David Litt started working in the White House at the age of 24, working his way up from intern in 2011 to senior presidential speechwriter by the time he left in 2016. Described as the “comic muse for the president,” David also led the White House Correspondents’ Dinner presentations and had a hand in adding humor to many of President Obama’s speeches.

In a live discussion in Chicago, David talked about what it was like working with Obama, why a President’s words matter, and how he managed the enormity of crafting jokes for the Leader of the Free World.

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