One thing's for sure about Mayor Bloomberg's next career: It won't be in comedy.I wonder how he feels about any new Congressmen who are Irish?
The mayor's stand-up act fell flat Wednesday night when he told a crowd at the American Irish Historical Society that he's used to seeing drunks hanging out the windows of its Fifth Avenue headquarters, around the corner from his town house on East 79th Street, the Irish Central Web site reported.
"I live in the neighborhood, right around the corner," the mayor said. "Normally, when I walk by this building, there are a bunch of people that are totally inebriated hanging out the window. I know that's a stereotype about the Irish, but nevertheless, we Jews around the corner think this."
The remarks were met with a combination of laughs, boos and groans.
"He was trying to be funny," one official in the audience later told The Post. "It wasn't funny. Some people took it as a personal or ethnic [slur]."
This isn't the first time the mayor's inappropriate choice of words has raised eyebrows.
Last year, during a trip to Hong Kong, he asserted that incoming members of Congress "can't read," to make the point that they're unprepared on international issues.
For his next gig, maybe Bloomberg can crack some black and Puerto Rican jokes. Those would should go over well.