Video: Stephen Colbert Goes Undercover As A Hot-Dog Vendor At Cubs Game
By Sarah Gouda in Arts & Entertainment on Sep 23, 2016 3:26PM
As if you needed another reason to love Stephen Colbert, he spends the first minute or so of this Late Show segment expounding on his unequivocal support of the Chicago Cubs before going undercover as a hot dog vendor at Wrigley Field. To play the part, Colbert, an alum of Northwestern and Second City, broke out an impeccable Chicago accent while disguised in some, uh, inspired facial hair and a scraggly wig.
As "Donny Franks," Colbert gently picks on the unsuspecting Cubs fans, reminding them of all the less savory aspects of consuming encased meats. While slinging the Vienna Beef, he manages to call plenty of people "wieners," proposition a couple for a threesome and charge Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo for a dog he all but made him take.
Colbert rides the wave of excitement Chicagoans have been feeling for the Cubs all season. The team recently won the National League Central title and hopes are high that they might be able to clinch a pennant, or dare say a World Series title this year. For those who somehow have managed to selectively forget this oft-repeated fact, the Cubs haven't won it all since 1908.