But on Friday, the actor and comedian took his legendary spontaneity to new heights when he turned up in the White House briefing room decked out in Chicago Cubs gear.
“So, you can actually sort of lean on it,” Murray said as he approached the lectern.
Asked if he thought his beloved Cubs would defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday to clinch their first World Series appearance since 1945, Murray said Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw is a “great, great pitcher,” but the Cubs “got too many sticks.”
“And at home, with our crowd, the weather,” he said. “We also, we get a little bit of autumnage in Chicago. You don’t get that in Los Angeles. Trees just die in Los Angeles. In Illinois, they flourish.”
Murray took to the microphone shortly after White House press secretary Josh Earnest finished an official briefing, CNN reports. The comedian was reportedly in Washington to receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor from President Barack Obama.
With so much to celebrate, Murray couldn’t help but wonder why the White House didn’t provide cocktails.
After beating the Dodgers 8-4 on Thursday, the Cubs have a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.
This post has been updated with more detail from Murray’s briefing room appearance.