NEW YORK — Actor Nick Offerman gave a unique shout out to his hometown of Minooka, Illinois, Monday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
Offerman, 45, was born in nearby Joliet and grew up in Minooka before attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“My grandfather was the mayor, and my whole family still lives there,” Offerman said of the southwest suburb.
Offerman and Colbert, both of whom are known for their deadpan delivery, reprised a segment from the show in which the host and his guest read the community calendars of their respective towns. Previously Colbert had Eminem read the itinerary for his hometown of Monroe, Michigan, and Jeff Daniels read the one for Chelsea, Michigan.
“I imagine the people of Minooka would love to see one of those as well,” Offerman said.
The two went on to read several, real upcoming community events, including a laser tag tournament at a local library, and a “junk in the trunk” outdoor flea market whose hours are listed as 8 a.m. – 8 a.m.
“Be sure to get there early before all the good stuff has been sucked into a time vortex,” Colbert, a Northwestern University and Second City alum, joked.
Among the other events is an April 6 event, “Discounted neutering for dogs owned by veterans.”
“It’s their way of saying, ‘Thank you for your service,’ though the dogs would have opted for a parade,” joked Offerman.
Offerman will star in the upcoming film “The Founder,” in which he plays McDonald’s co-founder Dick McDonald. He will also be in Naperville on Wednesday to sign his 2015 book “Gumption” at 7 p.m. at North Central College.