Brian Agler

Brian Agler


Brian is a speechwriter and humorist.

Brian’s humor writing has been featured in The New Yorker, McSweeney’s, Splitsider, and Funny or Die. His pilot about young Senate aides, Staffers, was a finalist in the 2011 New York Television Festival-Fox Comedy Script Contest. He served on the writing staff for the District of Comedy Roast of James Carville, and has contributed material to the Alfalfa Club, Gridiron Club, and Al Smith dinners. Occasionally, he emerges victorious at New York City’s only pun competition, Punderdome 3000.

When he’s not crafting jokes, Brian writes for Fortune 50 CEOs, foundation presidents, and some of the country’s most influential thought leaders on a range of topics including global trade, mobile technology, and the evolution of media. Recently, he was part of the on-site speechwriting operation at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Before joining West Wing Writers, Brian was a media strategist at OMD. Previously, he worked with The Second City, in Chicago, and on Thomas Menino’s successful 2010 reelection campaign in Boston.

Brian graduated magna cum laude with a degree in political science from Tufts University, where he delivered the Wendell Phillips Memorial Address. He currently lives in New York City.

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