The TV version of WBEZ's "This American Life" traditionally opens with host Ira Glass, perched calmly at his desk in a non-office environment, foreshadowing the three-act story to follow. When WBEZ's newest documentary tried to emulate the same model in Wrigleyville, the surroundings were less than accommodating.
The documentary in question--actually, a mockumentary-- profiles famous fictional cubs fan Colleen Henneman, whose first drunken interview with WBEZ's Justin Kaufmann went viral on opening day.
Henneman, a fictional character played by Kate James, a member of the Chicago sketch comedy group "Schadenfreude" along with Kaufmann, is featured in the WBEZ's summer-long series, "The New Bleacher Bums."
Kaufmann, the man behind legendary fictional Alderman Ed Bus, found his hat tip to Glass harder to execute than he may have anticipated.
WATCH Kaufman try, and try, and try to introduce "The New Bleacher Bums":
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