Appearing at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria, the “Colbert Report” host cracked that if the Pope had his way, the ritzy event probably would have been held at an IHOP.
Colbert also gave New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan a ribbing, telling the holy man that his vestments made him look like a “flamboyant Zorro.”
Oh, and he also suggested that Dolan is jealous of Colbert, who categorized himself as “America’s most famous Catholic during the fundraiser.
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“I am proud to be America’s most famous Catholic,” Colbert wisecracked. “And I’m sure the cardinal is thinking, ‘Stephen, pride is a sin.’ Well, cardinal, so is envy, so we’re even.”
On the political front, Colbert took a shot at New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, calling him a “tiny man.”
Bloomberg may or may not be tiny, but the event drew a big haul for its cause; according to CBS, the event raised $3 million, which will go toward helping needy children.