Stephen Colbert gave New York’s political elite a hard time at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel.
Stephen Colbert hosted what might have been the most politically incorrect Al Smith dinner in its 68-year history Thursday night, skewering everything from Mayor Bloomberg’s height to the recent biker gang assault.
His irreverent remarks at the charity fête at the Waldorf-Astoria had the black tie crowd, which included Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer, and Bloomberg, in stitches — even as he poked fun at them.
“You look like a matador who’s really let himself go,” Colbert told Timothy Cardinal Dolan, who was also in the house.
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Colbert made fun of Mayor Bloomberg’s height and his soda ban efforts during the dinner.
Colbert, host of the faux news show “The Colbert Report,” also took aim at Bloomberg’s court-blocked soda ban. He said the real reason the mayor wanted to outlaw large sodas was because he’s “afraid he might drown in one.”
Introducing NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly, Colbert said, “Are you alone or did you bring the whole biker gang?”
The dinner, to honor the memory of the late New York Gov. Alfred E. Smith, raised $3 million.
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