A hilarious look at speeches, from actual speechwriters.
SpeakEasy brings together former presidential speechwriters, current West Wing Writers speechwriters, and comedians who like speeches, to talk about the world's greatest medium--oration.
Guests will break down their favorite speeches, give behind-the-scenes looks at the drafting process, and even lead the audience in crafting their own big, keynote speech.
Brian Agler (New Yorker, McSweeney’s)
With Special Guests:
Megan Downey (Washington Post, McSweeney’s)
John Pollack (“The Pun Also Rises”, “Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation and Sell Our Greatest Ideas”, Former Speechwriter to President Bill Clinton)
Colleen Werthmann (The Daily Show, The Oscars, White House Correspondents Dinner)
And from West Wing Writers:
Chandler Dean (McSweeney’s, ChandlerDeanVideos)
Sarah Gruen (The Institute)
Ziya Smallens (Ozy, GlobalGrind)
Doors 6:30 PM, show 7:00 PM.
Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door.
This event is mixed seated and standing room. Seats are first-come, first-served.
REFUND POLICY: Tickets may be refunded up to 24 hours before the event. Within 24 hours we may take exchanges for other events at our discretion. No refunds after the event.