Who would want to go to this schmuck’s birthday party, let alone pay to attend it? They could have the ghosts of George Carlin and Richard Pryor doing standup and people wouldn’t want to be withing 100 miles of the event.
The fund-raising scandal surrounding Mayor de Blasio is so toxic that he hasn’t been able to sell out his birthday bash at a tiny venue, even with comedian Louis C.K. headlining.
City First Lady Chirlane McCray on Sunday — the mayor’s 55th birthday — sent out an e-mail blast urging supporters to snap up tickets to the Thursday-evening event at Brooklyn Bowl, a Williamsburg bowling alley and concert venue that holds up to 600 people.
“Remember to get your tickets now if you haven’t yet — news that Louis C.K. will be there has traveled fast and space is filling up,” McCray wrote.
The e-mail came a week and a half after the de Blasio campaign announced that the comic — who had no trouble selling out three shows at Madison Square Garden — would be introducing Hizzoner at the event to benefit his anticipated 2017 re-election bid.
Tickets cost $100 to $250, according to an invitation form on the ActBlue Web site for Democratic fund-raising efforts.
One Democratic activist said McCray’s e-mail pitch was “like the infomercial: ‘Hurry up while supplies last.’”
“I don’t know anyone who is going,” the source said.
“They’re desperate to pack the house. The next step is to open the gates and let people in for free.”
Even liberal freeloaders would probably avoid it.
De Blasio started palling around with Louis C.K. last year, when the jokester, No. 7 on the latest Forbes list of highest-paid comedians, took part in the annual Inner Circle roast and dinner with reporters and followed Hizzoner around while researching a “possible new idea” for a project that hasn’t yet come to fruition.
Might be a career-ender.