You know the story, so here are the videos. They finally aired Friday night:
And this one…
Okay, if you don’t know the story, here’s that:
Amidst 2020’s virtually non-existent Democratic National Convention, Late Night host Stephen Colbert took a stinky dump on our city with a lame “Virtual Milwaukee” tour. It wasn’t the over-the-top accent and the tired stereotypes that stung (Beer! Bronze Fonz!), it was the fact that Milwaukee was out tens of thousands of visitors and untold millions of dollars due to the DNC pivoting to an almost all-virtual event. Did you have to kick us while we were down, Stephen? Et tu?
Happily, Colbert apologized to Milwaukee on his show a few nights later, and even used a Milwaukee Record‘s headline in his apology. Fun!
Because they’re awesome, the Milwaukee Brewers invited Colbert to come to a game in 2021, when fans were allowed back in the stands. Jokingly blaming one of his writers—Wisconsin-born Gabe Gronli—Colbert accepted the Brewers’ invitation under one condition: he would be allowed to run a Sausage Race. The Brewers accepted. On August 20, 2021, Colbert and the Brewers made good on their promises. Colbert showed up at a game, apologized, and ran a Sausage Race. Fun stuff!
So there you go. That’s the story. Go Brewers!
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