Eph Offers Up Political Comedy
Back in September, The Washington Post reported on the Hollywood aspirations of Jon Lovett (Williams ’04):
“A young and witty speechwriter for an eloquent but exhausted president escapes a struggling White House and stodgy capital city for Hollywood, where he beats the odds to find fame and fortune writing comedy for more bankable stars.
So might read the script treatment about the aspirations of Jon Lovett, an Obama speechwriter and the reigning champion of official Washington’s stand-up comedy circuit. In mid-September, Lovett, 29, plans to leave the administration to write for television out west.”
Well, the “west” has been good to Lovett, whose comedy 1600 Penn will air on NBC for the 2012-13 season. The show is a collaboration between Lovett and Jason Winer, one of the geniuses behind Modern Family.
This government major and television-lite consumer wholeheartedly approves.
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