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‘I love coming back’: Eric Stonestreet talks Chiefs, Big Slick, his St. Pat’s Day gig

By Aaron Randle

After a long day of filming in southern California, Eric Stonestreet walked about his home as he explained the grueling preparation that goes into being the grand marshal of the Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

“Well, I’m slow-smoking a brisket right now,” the two-time Emmy Award-winning actor said over the phone with a laugh.

The truth is, there isn’t much work that goes into being the grand marshal, just a lot of Kansas City honor and pride, two things, one could argue, Stonestreet has shown more of recently than any other homegrown celebrity. A vocal KC ambassador at-large and a fixture at the city’s biggest sporting and philanthropic events, Stonestreet was announced last month as the parade’s celebrity figurehead.

“I love coming back,” Stonestreet says. “I love being there with the people. And the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the perfect opportunity for me to come back and feel that love and that warmth in the city that’s been nothing but supportive of me and the grounds for my career.”

He’ll return June 7-8 to co-host Big Slick Celebrity Weekend, which raises money for Children’s Mercy. 


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