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Friday, January 11th, 2013

Fred Armisen Will Co-Host Next Week's 'This American Life' as Ira Glass

Quirky public radio program This American Life will have a very special guest this weekend: Fred Armisen as Ira Glass. The episode's theme is "doppelgängers," and Armisen will be co-hosting with the real Ira Glass for the entire hour. You can listen to it tomorrow afternoon on the radio via your local NPR affiliate or download it Sunday in podcast form. According to This American Life's website, Armisen developed his Ira Glass impression for Saturday Night Live but never used it on the show after deciding "the public radio personality isn't quite famous enough to be mocked on network TV." Why didn't he do it on Portlandia then, you ask? Ira Glass is probably too famous for Portlandia.

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  • johaumes

    I don't know about public radio not being famous enough to mock, Molly Shannon and Ana Gasteyer took a pretty good crack at it. The world would have never gotten Schwetty Balls without them!