Mayor De Blasio to Appear on 'The Colbert Report'

By Irene Plagianos on July 14, 2014 4:50pm | Updated on July 14, 2014 5:36pm

 Mayor Bill de Blasio is slated to appear on "The Colbert Report" July 16. The show airs at 11:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is slated to appear on "The Colbert Report" July 16. The show airs at 11:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.
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NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to make his first appearance on satirical news show “The Colbert Report” this week, officials announced Monday.

The mayor will take the hot seat across from host Stephen Colbert’s comically conservative alter-ego on Wednesday evening.

Before the announcement, de Blasio and Colbert bantered on Twitter, with Colbert demanding the mayor appear on the show and the mayor agreeing.

The Twitter-chatter was later confirmed as a publicity stunt.

"The Colbert Report" airs at 11:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.

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