Fred Armisen to imitate Ira Glass for an hour on 'This American Life'

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Portlandia just exploded into a cloud of artisanal doorknobs and twee glee.

This weekend, This American Life will have a very special guest host: SNL star Fred Armisen, who’s still on his winter vacation (he’ll start work on the sketch series’s first episode of 2013 on Monday).

But Armisen won’t be narrating quirky tales using his own voice. According to the program’s website, the comedian will spend the entire hour doing an impression of someone coyly referred to only as “a public radio personality” — which almost certainly means regular This American Life host Ira Glass. Armisen says that he developed the impersonation for Saturday Night Live, but ultimately decided that “the public radio personality isn’t quite famous enough to be mocked on network TV.” You can, however, get a taste of the impression in this clip from an SNL dress rehearsal in 2011:

If you like Fred Armisen and Ira Glass, this radio show will be the best thing since Moonrise Kingdom. If the whole thing seems way too precious for you, might we suggest looking at these new stills from big-budget blockbuster Catching Fire?

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