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Mayor Bill de Blasio took his infamous “dad humor” to The Daily Show this evening, where he took jabs at the Upper East Side and his predecessor Michael Bloomberg, and proved he could eat pizza like a normal New Yorker: with his hands, according to a mayoral pool report.
“What else could we do to the Upper East Side?” asked host Jon Stewart, who earlier had joked about the new mayor shipping snow to the tony neighborhood, where some residents complained about cleanup after last month’s second major snowstorm.
Mayor Bill de Blasio will be making his first appearance on late night TV as a guest on The Daily Show next week.
Mr. de Blasio, who has become frequent subject on the show will make his debut this Monday, February 3 at 11 p.m., according to a Comedy Central release forwarded by the mayor’s office.
The Daily Show and its host, Jon Stewart, skewered Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm last night for threatening to throw a NY1 reporter off a balcony after the president’s State of the Union address earlier this week.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo was a punchline on The Daily Show last night.
The late-night faux-news show dedicated it opening segment to the controversy over Mr. Cuomo’s recent comments that “extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the state of New York,” teasing both the way Mr. Cuomo talks and the substance of his remarks.
“Bill de Blasio’s scandal?” Jon Stewart asked with faux-innocence on last night’s Daily Show, interupting his own coverage of the legitimate very-bad thing that New Jersey’s governor Chris Christie did. “But the guy’s barely been mayor for two weeks. He handled a major snowstorm, he did all right. He’s been pushing for major reform, he’s been doing a fine job. What scandal could he possible be involved in?”
(Spoiler alert: It’s still #Forkgate.)
The Daily Show last night took on new Mayor Bill de Blasio first major “scandal”: his decision to eat his pizza with a knife and fork.
Calling out Mr. de Blasio’s utensil transgression, a faux-outraged Jon Stewart castigated the new mayor, who has presented himself as a populist fighter, for eating just like Donald Trump.
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Backstage at Madison Square Garden’s Stand Up for Heroes benefit, a double-amputee veteran waited with his mother, as he prepared to go onstage to fulfill his—and probably many other people’s—lifelong dream of playing backup for Bruce Springsteen. Nearby stood a 76-year-old man with one eye clouded over with a diabetic cataract. That man approached the veteran and said, “What happened to you?”
“I lost them in the war,” the young man replied, referring to his lower legs.
The old man fixed his good eye on the veteran and patted him twice—thump, thump!—on the thigh. “Oh yeah, you lost them?” he grinned. “Well, where did you put them?”
A moment of silence passed. And then another. And then the man’s mother began to laugh.
Last night, The Daily Show criticized news outlets for failing to cover a credit default swap scheme by Blackstone Group that was first reported by Bloomberg News back in October.
The Daily Show dove back into the mayor’s race last night, delivering a rather brutal assessment of Republican Joe Lhota’s chances in the polls tonight.
After playing a news clip that described Mr. Lhota trailing Bill de Blasio by a huge margin in a recent poll, host Jon Stewart went on to list other equally dismal contests.
We have been hearing a lot lately about how attractive Queens is getting: Astoria, Jackson Heights, Ridgewood. These are neighborhoods with reasonably-affordable high-quality housing, convenient transportation and a wealth of authentic ethnic dining options, they tell us. Young people are moving there! Interesting, edgy ones!
Still, we at The Observer remain skeptical about the cool quotient of a borough that will remain forever in our minds as the land of Frank and Estelle Costanza. And Steve Bodow, Executive Producer and former Head Writer at The Daily Show, seems to agree. He and his wife Katherine Profeta-Bodow are planning to flee their home in Jackson Heights for a borough with better-established creative-class bonafides, according to city records, having just purchased a $1.65 million townhouse in the co-op complex at 75 Henry Street, in Brooklyn Heights.