De Blasio’s awkward punchline came as he announced the return of the New York Comedy Festival alongside Caroline Hirsch, founder of comedy club Carolines on Broadway.
“I just want to volunteer, I have an incredible new act where I just eat food live. … It’s kind of like modern art and comedy together,” De Blasio said.
“Will you give me an audition? I really think I’ve figured out my next act. Get it? Get it? That was funny, wasn’t it?” Egli ha detto, prompting laughter from Hirsch only.
“See what I did there?” De Blasio insisted as other people in the room seemingly forced laughter.