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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.)
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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.
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.
It may not have always been the case, but in the last couple years, Halloween has become as soul-sucking and joyless as that other, shrieking-harridan of a holiday, Valentine’s Day. Because we’ve forgotten how to have fun, really, in between all the politicizing of “sexy costumes,” the feminist screeds against (and occasionally, for!) skimpy clothing and Fox News fear-mongering that your baby is being dressed like a slut. It’s like, the best solution we’ve come up with to deal with the fact that ladies want to look good on Halloween but don’t want to be objectified is to fund a Kickstarter so next year we can all go as Baba Yaga.
The Daily Show weighed in on Tuesday’s election results last night, and celebrated mayoral winner Bill de Blasio’s “incredibly awesome family”–at one point donning an afro wig to try to be more like Mr. de Blasio’s famous son, Dante.
“Adopt me?” asked host Jon Stewart after playing a clip of the family on victory night doing their signature dance move, “The Smackdown.”
The mayor’s race returned to late-night TV last night, with both The Daily Show and Colbert Report offering their takes on next Tuesday’s primary.
Back at the helm after an extended absence, Daily Show, host Jon Stewart directly went after front-runner Bill de Blasio’s tall stature.
“How large is Bil de Blasio? Did that guy fall right off a bean stalk?” he asked, turning to assail Anthony Weiner for his controversies on the campaign trail.