Bill Murray gatecrashed a White House press briefing earlier this afternoon (October 21).
The famously playful actor took to the stage in the press room wearing Chicago Cubs merch, and proceeded to chat to reporters about his favourite baseball team.
“Clayton Kershaw is a great, great pitcher, but we got too many sticks,” Murray said – with “sticks” referring to the team’s number of attacking players.
He also said his team would benefit from playing at home, explaining: “You get a little bit of autumn in Chicago. You don’t get that in Los Angeles. Trees just die, you know what I’m saying. In Illinois, they flourish.”
CNN reports that Murray is in Washington, D.C. to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from President Obama. The actor told reporters he and the President “had a very good meeting”.
Last month Murray delighted the internet by helping out at his son’s bar in New York for a weekend. Pictures and videos shared on social media show him singing along to The Rolling Stones while serving – and drinking – tequila shots.
Bill Murray had already built a reputation for spontaneous bartending in the past. He served drinks at Austin bar Shangri-La during SXSW 2010.