ABOVE: Late night comedians poke fun at Rob Ford crack scandal
TORONTO – Late night TV talk show hosts are continuing to have a field day at Rob Ford’s expense.
On Tuesday, Jon Stewart said the Toronto mayor needs help, and not help carrying “a case of beer down into the basement” so he can get drunk enough to smoke crack.
This is the second night in a row that Ford was the lead story on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Stewart, after joking about Ford’s admission, took a more serious tone and said the mayor should get help.
He addressed Torontonians: “I heard that your Mayor Ford’s approval ratings went up after it came out that he smoked crack. You know what this makes you as a city, Toronto? … Enablers, eh?
VIDEO: Jon Stewart tells Rob Ford to get help on The Daily Show
Stewart then said:
“Now, let me ask you a question. Are you waiting for this man to hit rock bottom?…I’m going to say this. I don’t know you; I don’t live in your city. Mayor Ford is a lot of fun to ridicule but my guess is not a lot of fun to eulogize and that’s where this thing is headed. Now even though I will lose precious material, please go to rehab. Will I lose jokes in the short term? Of course, but my guess is it’s a long-term investment. You’ll be back. Get some help.”
On the Tonight Show, Jay Leno joked that everyone thought Ford was “a crackhead,” but it “turns out he’s just a drunk.”
VIDEO: Leno, Letterman, and Kimmel take their shots at Rob Ford
On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel put together a short informational on “how to tell if your mayor is smoking crack” in hopes of protecting “other major cities from going through the same kind of embarrassment Toronto has been experiencing. “
The clip contained real footage of Ford walking into a camera, losing his balance while he tries to throw a football and yelling at media to get off his property.
On The Colbert Report, host Stephen Colbert took a jab at Ford’s shocking revelation by altering the words in order to come clean in a satirical confession of his own.
VIDEO: Stephen Colbert “inspired” by Rob Ford’s courage
Colbert also went on to say “Rob Ford cannot change the past, he cannot even remember the past. I mean, what part of ‘drunken stupor’ does the media not understand?”
“Have I lied to you about never smoking crack? Yes I have. Is that the worst thing in the world? Does that make me a murderer? No. Have I ever murdered anyone? Yes, but that was in the past. While I was high on crack. In the present, I am not murdering anyone.”
And, on The Late Show with David Letterman the host said the two candidates for New York mayor say “they’re going to crack down on drugs, but the mayor of Toronto says he just wants crack.”
- with a file from The Canadian Press