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Funny Or Die Hires Former President Obama Speechwriter to Head Up DC Staff

Those killer Barack Obama State of the Union wisecracks? That was David Litt

Funny Or Die has hired former Obama administration Senior Presidential Speechwriter David Litt to lead its Washington, D.C. shenanigans.

Litt, who also served as a special assistant to President Barack Obama, is now head writer of producer of the political city’s office.

“We’re thrilled to have David join the Funny Or Die DC team,” said Mike Farah, president of Production of Funny Or Die. “He’s funny, clearly much smarter than all of us, and bears a striking resemblance to ‘Tommy Boy’ era David Spade, which means a lot to us.”

“David Litt is brilliant and I’m very excited that he’ll now be part of the Funny Or Die team,” added comedian and ‘Billy on the Street’ host Billy Eichner. “I’ve gotten to witness first hand some of the work David has done for President Obama at the past few White House Correspondents Dinners and it’s always intelligent, razor sharp and hilarious.”

In addition to his role as lead joke writer for the last four White House Correspondents’ Dinners, Litt helped write and produce viral videos for the White House, including Keegan-Michael Key’s appearance onstage with the president as “Luther the Anger Translator.”

Litt began working in the White House in 2011. He’s currently working on a book about his experience as a 20-something in the White House, “That Hopey, Changey Thing,” which will be published by Ecco Press.

Litt, who has also written for The Onion,” is repped by UTA for film and television, and by Levine-Greenberg-Rostan for publishing.