Fred Armisen to Co-Host This American Life as "Fake Ira Glass"

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Fred Armisen to Co-Host <i>This American Life</i> as "Fake Ira Glass"

According to a report by Vulture, Saturday Night Live and Portlandia star Fred Armisen is set to co-host an episode of the popular NPR show This American Life this week with regular host Ira Glass. Rather than appearing as himself, however, Armisen will be performing his hosting duties in character as “Fake Ira Glass.”

The stint acts as an extension of the episode’s theme: doppelgangers.

Armisen reportedly developed his Ira Glass impersonation as a possible sketch on Saturday Night Live, but it was rejected for being too obscure.