Late night host Stephen Colbert has been based in New York City for many years thanks to his work on The Colbert Report and now The Late Show. As it happens, however, his baseball loyalties still lie in Chicago. He lived in the Windy City for more than a decade, and his love for the Cubs has endured despite his move to New York. Colbert recently donned a disguise and attended a game to film a sketch and show some love for his favorite team.
Stephen Colbert wore a wig, fake goatee, and sunglasses to pose as a hot dog vendor during a game at Wrigley Field this past weekend. He went by the name Donny Franks and got to throw out the first pitch of the game between hot dog sales.
Unlike most hot dog vendors, Colbert/Franks nabbed an invite to the dugout to hang out with Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, and he made a sale to team manager Joe Maddon. We'll likely have to wait until Colbert tells the tale of his trip to Wrigley on The Late Show to learn whether or not he charged the normal $5.50 hot dog price to Maddon.
This wasn't Stephen Colbert's first trip back to Chicago to hang out with his favorite team for a Late Show segment. In fact, he visited the Cubs earlier this summer to wish them good fortune for the rest of the 2016 season. Check out Colbert's unusual (and hilarious) way of wishing luck to the Cubs:
The rub for luck didn't work for Stephen Colbert or the Cubs back in June; maybe going incognito as Donny Franks is Colbert's latest attempt to align the stars for the Cubs' playoff hopes. The Cubbies have already clinched the Central Division and have a good chance to win the World Series, but they may need all the luck they can get to finally break the curse that has kept them from winning a World Series title for more than a century. Even the Cleveland Indians curse isn't that bad. They'll need all the cosmic help they can get to make it to the end. We can bet that Colbert will be on the edge of his seat if they do.
Stephen Colbert has been known to show up at major events and mix things up with his distinct brand of comedy. As far as I'm concerned, his appearance at the Cleveland RNC was one of the highlights of the entire affair. We'll have to wait and see how funny his sketch as hot dog vendor Donny Franks turns out to be, but I'm guessing that it'll be worth a few laughs. Even those of us who aren't rooting for the Cubs will probably be able to enjoy Colbert's latest antics as a fan of one of the most biggest teams in Major League baseball right now.
Tune in to CBS on weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET to see Stephen Colbert's latest Late Show trip to Wrigley Field, and don't forget to check out our fall TV premiere schedule to see what else you'll be able to watch in the near future.