Melissa McCarthy appears on Colbert’s Community Calendar segment

Melissa McCarthy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, courtesy of CBS
Melissa McCarthy on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, courtesy of CBS /

Stephen Colbert’s Community Calendar bits on The Late Show features celebrities talking about their hometowns, and last night was Melissa McCarthy’s turn.

The people of Plainfield, Illinois will particularly find this interesting…

On The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert sometimes runs a bit he refers to as Community Calendar. Truly in the vein of public access local shows, the idea is for Colbert to welcome a celebrity guest to speak about their hometown. Many celebrities have taken part already, including John Oliver, Adam Driver, Aaron Paul, and Jeff Daniels.

On last night’s new episode of The Late Show, Colbert brought in someone special for the next Community Calendar segment. None other than Melissa McCarthy came on to talk about her hometown of Plainfield, Illinois. And the Emmy winner tells those watching about some of the fun events coming up in Plainfield, and it turns out there’s a lot more than you  may think.

Among those events discussed, there will be something called the Civil War Days. Colbert jokes that it’ll be a Civil War re-enactment, though McCarthy describes it as a place where “guests can experience a turbulent time period in our nation’s history.” Sure sounds like fun.

Some of the other fun things McCarthy describes include something called “The Weed Ladies” and a Victorian spa. You can watch the funnywoman explain it best in the YouTube video below.

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You can catch McCarthy in the film Life of the Party, playing in theaters everywhere as of May 11. Colbert can be found every weeknight on television as well. Tune in when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST only on CBS.