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Eric Adams cracks up ‘Late Show’ audience, gifts Colbert ‘weed’

Incoming mayor or aspiring funnyman?

Mayor-elect Eric Adams cracked up audience members and gifted Stephen Colbert rolling papers and a mock bag of “weed” during Tuesday night’s “Late Show” appearance.

“He’s like funny, funny — not like politician funny,” an audience member gushed to The Post after the filming of the interview that is set to air at 11:35 p.m.

After offering Colbert some New York City- centric goodies, Adams retrieved from his coat what resembled a “dime” bag of marijuana and joked to the host that he’d have to hand it over after the show.

Playing up the bit, Colbert said he doesn’t partake in such an activity, according to the audience member.

“Marijuana is legal and Eric supports its safe personal use” Adams’ campaign spokesman, Evan Thies, told The Post — but added that the mayor-elect didn’t actually purchase any pot for the show.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and guest Mayor-elect Eric Adams during Tuesday's November 16, 2021 show.
Adams gave Colbert a fake dime bag of marijuana while on the show.
Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

“He was having a good old time,” the audience member said of the Big Apple’s future mayor.

Adams, a chiseled vegan, talked about how he routinely consumes his green juice — prompting Colbert to joke that he’s “hotter” than Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Along with the goodies, the mayor-elect also gave Colbert an envelope with the note: “Thank you for hiring my son,” according to Thies.

Adams' spokesman qualified while the mayor-elect believes in the personal use of weed, he did not actually buy stuff for the show.
Adams’ spokesman qualified while the mayor-elect believes in the personal use of weed, he did not actually buy stuff for the show.
Scott Kowalchyk/CBS

Adams’ son, Jordan Coleman, works in the TV and film industry.

Thies noted in a tweet that Colbert was Coleman’s “old boss.”

Audience members at the CBS taping were all given tickets to the hit musical “Chicago.”




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