Stephen Colbert Takes on New York’s Most Famous Catholics at Al Smith Dinner (Audio)

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is an annual white tie fundraising gala to benefit Catholic Charities USA, and it’s attendance sheet each year is filled with enough important names to make you wonder if the Jews are maybe losing their foothold in this city. Between Mayor Bloomberg, Cardinal Dolan, Gov. Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer and Police Comissioner Ray Kelly, the event last night at the Waldorf-Astoria was not only a political powerhouse, but one that managed to raise over $3 million.

And lest you think this was a lot of podium guilt-talk, The Dinner had a 16 minute keynote address from Stephen Colbert, which you can listen to below
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Blackstone Group Billionaire Steven Schwarzman Roasts Occupy Wall Street and Rupert Murdoch at White Tie Dinner

steve schwarzman Blackstone Group Billionaire Steven Schwarzman Roasts Occupy Wall Street and Rupert Murdoch at White Tie Dinner
Steven A. Schwarzman (Getty)

After his company announced hundreds of millions in losses yesterday morning, Blackstone Group chairman and co-founder Steven A. Schwarzman did his best Henny Youngman impression with a political roast routine at last night’s annual Al Smith dinner. Mr. Schwarzman’s schmaltzy speech at the Waldorf Astoria white tie bash included zingers about Occupy Wall Street, the News Corporation phone hacking scandal and New York Senator Chuck Schumer. Hey-O! Continue reading “Blackstone Group Billionaire Steven Schwarzman Roasts Occupy Wall Street and Rupert Murdoch at White Tie Dinner”