WBEZ | Colleen Henneman http://www.wbez.org/tags/colleen-henneman Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en The New Bleacher Bums: Drunk Cubs Fan on physical fitness http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-09-21/new-bleacher-bums-drunk-cubs-fan-physical-fitness-92269 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-September/2011-09-21/menu_burrito.png" alt="" /><p><p>It's time for another installment of "<a href="http://www.thenewbleacherbums.com">The New Bleacher Bums</a>." In this quick episode, Colleen Henneman explains how she stays fit. It's a combination of eating what she wants...while she exercises:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2Dft2hHxZJE" width="500" frameborder="0" height="284"></iframe></p><div class="content"><p><em>Of course, this is not real. The New Bleacher Bums is a web series produced by <a href="http://www.schadenfreude.net/" target="_blank">Schadenfreude</a>. The series stars Kate James, Justin Kaufmann, Sandy Marshall, Stephen Schmidt and Adam Witt. The New Bleacher Bums is edited by Adam Witt. </em></p></div></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 15:53:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-09-21/new-bleacher-bums-drunk-cubs-fan-physical-fitness-92269 The New Bleacher Bums: Meet the new Ira Glass (of Wrigleyville) http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-09-13/new-bleacher-bums-meet-new-ira-glass-wrigleyville-91933 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-September/2011-09-13/260098_2110119028482_1110791199_2384417_2352812_n.jpg" alt="" /><p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" class="caption" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/insert-image/2011-September/2011-09-13/260098_2110119028482_1110791199_2384417_2352812_n.jpg" style="width: 488px; height: 364px;" title=""></p><p>I am wrapping up the summer long documentary series "<a href="http://www.thenewbleacherbums.com">The New Bleacher Bums</a>," in which I followed two lifelong Cubs fans in their native environment of Wrigleyville. It was a grueling summer following Colleen Henneman, a woman who forever will slur her speech in drunken stupor, even if she never had a beer. And then there is Todd Voorhies: The self-appointed #1 Cubs fan (and Henneman's live-in boyfriend) who slathers himself in pure adulation for not just a baseball team, but for the lifestyle that the baseball team has created. He is, for all intents and purposes, the mayor of Wrigleyville.</p><p>But really, this story is not just about Colleen and Todd. It's about me too. Telling the story. This story:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kaM4rO9gRFE" width="560" frameborder="0" height="345"></iframe></p><p>I don't know how Ira does it. He must have a thousand producers around when he shoots. Here are some past episodes:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GglIpfblTsk" width="560" frameborder="0" height="345"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/ul2_uF9zX84" width="560" frameborder="0" height="345"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-uVUrvI1R_A" width="560" frameborder="0" height="345"></iframe></p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kAlZzPBcwtY" width="560" frameborder="0" height="345"></iframe></p><p><em>Of course, this is not real. The New Bleacher Bums is a web series produced by <a href="http://www.schadenfreude.net/" target="_blank">Schadenfreude</a>. The series stars Kate James, Justin Kaufmann, Sandy Marshall, Stephen Schmidt and Adam Witt. The New Bleacher Bums is edited by Adam Witt. </em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 18:07:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-09-13/new-bleacher-bums-meet-new-ira-glass-wrigleyville-91933 The New Bleacher Bums video: Voorhies waxes poetic (what's love?) http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-09-06/new-bleacher-bums-video-voorhies-waxes-poetic-whats-love-91574 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-September/2011-09-06/Todd-voorhies.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Here's another installment of "<a href="http://thenewbleacherbums.com/">The New Bleacher Bums</a>." In this quick video clip, I ask <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-09-01/new-bleacher-bums-video-todd-voorhies-wrigleyville-regular-91427">Todd Voorhies</a> about his long term relationship with his girlfriend Colleen Henneman (Drunk Cubs Fan). Silence is golden:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="308" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GglIpfblTsk" width="500"></iframe></p><p><em>Of course, Todd is not real. No, I mean he's pretty close to the real thing, but a character played by Sandy Marshall. Also, I'm playing Justin Kaufmann, the PBS documentarian. Not the real Justin Kaufmann. More the Justin Kaufmann who plays Alderman Ed Bus. The New Bleacher Bums is a web series produced by <a href="http://www.schadenfreude.net/" target="_blank">Schadenfreude</a>. More to come. </em></p></p> Tue, 06 Sep 2011 20:45:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-09-06/new-bleacher-bums-video-voorhies-waxes-poetic-whats-love-91574 The New Bleacher Bums: Drunk Cubs fan on racism http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-08-30/new-bleacher-bums-drunk-cubs-fan-racism-91268 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/blog/photo/2011-August/2011-08-30/henn racism.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In editing the footage for my new documentary, "<a href="http://thenewbleacherbums.com/">The New Bleacher Bums</a>," I came across this nugget of wisdom. It's not going to make the final edit, but it is definitely full of wisdom. Racism is a serious thing and Colleen Henneman doesn't like it at all. This little cutting doesn't just apply to racism, it also applies to discrimination in several forms. They should show this in schools:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/gTOQdOMel30" width="500" frameborder="0" height="311"></iframe></p><p>Colleen Henneman is a lifelong Cubs fan. She spends most of her days up at Wrigley Field. Oh yeah, she's also not real. She's a character played by the fabulous Kate James. She is part of my comedy troupe, <em>Schadenfreud</em>e. We are currently producing "The New Bleacher Bums," following characters who live their life in the shadow of Wrigleyville.</p></p> Tue, 30 Aug 2011 20:54:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blog/justin-kaufmann/2011-08-30/new-bleacher-bums-drunk-cubs-fan-racism-91268