Tonight, Ira Glass and his This American Life cohort will be putting on a special live show at NYU’s Skirball Center, which will be simulcast to 400 movie theaters around the country. They did a similar event last year. Borat says, success! Check your local listings, or whatever. But in the run-up to tonight’s event, Ira made an appearance on last night’s Colbert Report, and it provided a powerful and necessary reminder:

NPR jokes are the best jokes.

Seriously, there is nothing funnier than putting kombucha sipping fundraiser tote bag carrying liberals who cut out pictures of Toyota Priuses for their “dream file” in their ergonomic, macrobiotic, carbon footprintless place. Especially if you are one, because then you get all of the references.

Sorry, I meant PRI jokes are the best. My bad*.

*Note to NPR listeners, “my bad” is a youthful colloquialism that means “I acknowledge the mistake I have made.”

Comments (16)
  1. So I was going to post:

    “Cliché, but: It is so weird to hear his voice coming out of a face.”

    …but then he said it for me. This is why Ira Glass and I are soulmates.

  2. Welcometotheshow. I’mIraGlass. This week: dogs. So true! But I can’t even express how obsessed with Ira Glass I am. Once I got over the fact that he wasn’t actually a 13-year-old boy, I thought he matched his voice perfectly.

    • THIS AMERICAN LIFE  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2009 +1

      yes, colbert’s impersonation was spot on! I originaly thought he might be younger and skinier but the glasses are just how I pictured them. I knew he was going to have that hip nerdy thing going on.

  3. Matt  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2009 +4

    Looks like Mo Rocca in the picture.

  4. NPR nerd over here!

    I already knew what Ira Glass looked like because I watched the This American Life TV show. I also just graduated from Whoops University

  5. ronton  |   Posted on Apr 23rd, 2009 -41

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    • complaining about ira glass is about as timely as mocking dave eggers. want to bitch about anything else circa bush’s first term?

  6. Weren’t you on This American Life, Gabe? So are you really just making fun of yourself (which is a sign of low self-esteem)?

  7. Ahhh if I was just 10 years older.

    p.s. I love PRI more than NPR….just sayin….

  8. in a recent episode, the two “rivals” did a show together. NPR+PRI= a really great show! I wish the could do it more often. if you haven’t heard it.

  9. I have such a geek-crush on Ira Glass. I’m so ashamed.

    • there’s no shame in that game, zilla.
      look at him!
      he’s totally cute enough to sustain any kind of crush you establish when you listen to the show!

  10. I just crack completely at “This is your half of the table…”

  11. Vanessa  |   Posted on Oct 1st, 2009 0



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