(CBS) “The Late Show” may not be as lucrative for Stephen Colbert as it seems, considering he’s taken on a second job: hot dog vendor at Wrigley Field.
A segment aired on Thursday’s “Late Show” in which Colbert, disguised in a wig and fake goatee, sold hot dogs to the crowd at Wrigley Field during a Cubs game. Colbert isn’t the only individual who’s worn a disguise at Wrigley Field recently. Cubs president Theo Epstein recently donned sunglasses and a fake mustache to watch a game from the bleachers.
Colbert, as alter ego Donnie Franks, proved adept at slingin’ Vienna Beefs. He’s got quite an arm, throwing dogs to Cubs fans — and Kyle Schwarber — from long distances.
“Since I’m from South Carolina, I’m rooting for my home team: the Chicago Cubs,” Colbert said before airing the segment. “Now, if you have followed baseball for the last 108 years, you know that the Cubs have long struggled to make it to the post season. In fact, when I lived there, they were like that awkward dork you knew back in high school, cause it was a miracle if either of them made it to first base. But now the Cubbies have the best record in baseball.”
Colbert was also happy to take drinks of fans’ beers and bites out of their hot dogs before handing them over. Things were going pretty well for Colbert until Cubs manager Joe Maddon showed up and gave him the boot.
Watch the full segment above.