Funny or Die is taking its comedic talents to the District. The satirical website, which helped promote healthcare.gov with a Between Two Ferns interview from President Obama, is expanding its politically minded humor with a new office in Washington, DC.
Located at the 1776 Campus, the new office will be headed by former White House staffer and newly named managing director and executive producer of Funny or Die DC, Brad Jenkins.
“Whether working behind the scenes to help drive traffic to Healthcare.gov through the president’s appearance on Between Two Ferns or helping celebrities engage on the president’s policy initiatives, Brad served as a key link to creative executives, artists, advocacy leaders, and more,” said Valerie Jarrett, an Obama senior advisor, in a statement. “We will miss his creative energy at the White House, but I couldn’t be more eager to see what the future holds for Brad.”
Jenkins had previously served as associate director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, acting as the President’s liaison to the creative and advocacy communities.