NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio took part in a New York City political rite of passage, appearing on a late night talk show to poke fun at a few of his gaffes.

De Blasio guested on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" Monday, 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.

Stewart gave de Blasio pizza and said real New Yorkers eat with their hands.

But the mayor responded with a joke of his own and pulled out flatware to dig into the pie.

Stewart also teased de Blasio for the city's poor job of plowing the Upper East Side. The mayor said next time he may send locusts.

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