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.
— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 14, 2014
As I said before, @StephenAtHome, Wednesday works for me. See you then!— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) July 14, 2014
.@BilldeBlasio Ok! Sorry I yelled. I didn’t think you’d get back to me so soon. Thanks.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) July 14, 2014
The Twitter-chatter was later confirmed as a publicity stunt.
"The Colbert Report" airs at 11:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.