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NYC mayor makes debut on 'The Daily Show'

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  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Monday in New York.

    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, shares pizza and soda with host Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Monday in New York.
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By Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

Bill de Blasio took part in a New York City political rite of passage Monday, appearing on a late-night talk show to tout his record and poke fun at a few gaffes that have provided fodder for comics during his first month as mayor. De Blasio was a guest on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," where host Jon Stewart tweaked the mayor for his handling of a recent snow storm and his use of a knife and fork to eat pizza.

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