Wednesday 11 May 2022 12:38 AM John Mulaney mocks Eric Adams to his face over arrest of a woman selling ... trends now

Wednesday 11 May 2022 12:38 AM John Mulaney mocks Eric Adams to his face over arrest of a woman selling ... trends now
Wednesday 11 May 2022 12:38 AM John Mulaney mocks Eric Adams to his face over arrest of a woman selling ... trends now

Wednesday 11 May 2022 12:38 AM John Mulaney mocks Eric Adams to his face over arrest of a woman selling ... trends now

Comedian John Mulaney ripped into Eric Adams on Monday after the mayor justified the arrest of a woman who was selling mangoes on the New York City subway.

The woman was arrested on April 29 after she was accused of selling fruit without a permit at a Brooklyn station.

On Monday, Adams defended the NYPD for handcuffing the woman and issuing her a summons.

'Next day, it's propane tanks being on the subway system,' the mayor said at a press conference. 'The next day, it's barbecuing on the subway system. You just can't do that.'

That same night, Mulaney mocked the excuse at a poverty alleviation fundraiser.

'Mayor Adams, what are you talking about?' Mulaney asked while Adams sat in the audience. 'What are you picturing? What is a subway barbecue, and why do you hate them so much? Were you dumped as a teen at a subway barbecue?'

'No guns, no crime, no barbecues on the subway!'

The Grammy-winning comic also took aim at the mayor's reputation as a jet-setting party boy as crime in New York City, up by 41.26 percent from this time last year, continues to rise.

'I love Mayor Adams. He's done so much good for the city that he's thinking of moving here,' Mulaney quipped.

Stand-up comic John Mulaney skewered NYC Mayor Eric Adams at a poverty alleviation fundraiser Monday night

Stand-up comic John Mulaney skewered NYC Mayor Eric Adams at a poverty alleviation fundraiser Monday night

The former SNL writer made fun of Adams' approach to crime reduction in New York City after the mayor justified the arrest of a subway vendor

The former SNL writer made fun of Adams' approach to crime reduction in New York City after the mayor justified the arrest of a subway vendor

María Falcon was selling melon, kiwis and mangoes from a laundry cart at the Broadway Junction subway stop in Brooklyn on April 29 when she was arrested, prompting Adams to defend the arrest by saying 'barbecuing on the subway system' could be next

María Falcon was selling melon, kiwis and mangoes from a laundry cart at the Broadway Junction subway stop in Brooklyn on April 29 when she was arrested, prompting Adams to defend the arrest by saying 'barbecuing on the subway system' could be next

Critics say the arrest is the wrong approach to reduce crime in New York City, which is up by 41.26 percent from last year

Critics say the arrest is the wrong approach to reduce crime in New York City, which is up by 41.26 percent from last year

The onstage skewering took place at the Robin Hood Foundation's annual benefit gala on Monday night.

Money raised during the event is 'invested directly into poverty-fighting programs across New York’s five boroughs,' according to the foundation.

The former SNL writer's monologue was posted on Instagram by TV host Bevy Smith.  

'Mayor Adams always address two problems and then one crazy one,' Mulaney says as his image is projected on a Jumbotron to the fancy audience.

'No guns, no crime, no barbecues on the subway!'

'We need better schools, we need better transportation, no more volleyball games on the BQE! No more of that,' he said to laughs from the audience.

Mayor Adams was in attendance, though he was not spotted in the video.

Earlier that day, he said that people must 'follow rules' when selling food on the subway and expressed concern that some customers may get sick after buying food from unlicensed vendors, according to the New York Times

Falcon was searched and issued a summons for selling fruit without a permit. She had been issued as similar summons on April 5

Falcon was searched and issued a summons for selling fruit without a permit. She had been issued as similar summons on April 5

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to laugh as Mulaney ripped into Adams. 'He's done so much good for the city that he’s thinking of moving here,' the comic said

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared to laugh as Mulaney ripped into Adams. 'He's done so much good for the city that he’s thinking of moving here,' the comic said

The woman at the center of the controversy, María Falcon, was selling melon, kiwis and mangoes from a laundry cart at the Broadway Junction subway stop in Brooklyn on April 29.

She was searched and issued a summons. Police say she had been issued a similar summons on April 5.

Falcon was issued a mobile food vendor license in 2009 but hasn't been able to get a permit to operate her cart since. The city only allows 2,900 such permits to be issued.  

'Everybody operating without one of these permits is sadly considered a criminal and being

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