Mar 7, 2016
The search for the funniest president continues! Barack Obama is currently the leader of the free world … but when he changes jobs in a few months, will he have a future in comedy?
Two great guests stop by the Improv to break down the humor of the 44th president. Brad Jenkins worked in the White House Office of Public Engagement as the liaison to the creative community. David Litt was a presidential speechwriter whose duties included taking the lead on the White House Correspondents’ Association speeches. Today, they’re the Washington office of the comedy juggernaut Funny or Die.
We talk about the president’s natural humor, and some of the revolutionary ways the Obama administration has used humor as a communications strategy for the digital age. Not to be missed!
MUSIC: Hail Columbia, "Everybody Does It in Hawaii" by King Oliver and his Orchestra, "Hawaiian War Chant" by Tommy Dorsey and his Orchestra
Next week: Megan Amram on William Henry Harrison and "Parks and Recreation"