Lewis Black Fires Back At Rick Perry: We Live In NYC Because ‘It’s Not Texas’ (VIDEO)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has embarked on a nationwide tour to lure businesses from the likes of Illinois and California to his state. But when the Republican turned his focus on New York, that proved too much for comedian Lewis Black.

Appearing on Wednesday’s edition of “The Daily Show,” Black unveiled his response to Perry’s effort, which has included ads built on the premise that Texas makes for a more business-friendly enviornment than other states. The intense comedian fired back with an ad of his own on behalf of the Big Apple.

“People come here from all over the world. For the freedom to live as they choose, for the variety of cultures, but most of all: for the fact that it’s not Texas,” Black said in the parody ad before rattling off New York’s superiority over the Lone Star State.

“Don’t mess with Texas? No, don’t f**ck with New York,” Black said in closing.

 

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