What’s it like to work in the White House at age 24? Find out from David Litt, who did just that when he entered the Obama White House in 2011, leaving in 2016 as a senior presidential speechwriter. 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 talks 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.
For more information on what it’s like to write jokes for the leader of the free world, grab a copy of Litt’s recent book, Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years.