OK, HERE'S a joke for you.
Why did Cory Booker cross the river?
No seriously, why did Booker - Democratic mayor of Newark, huge favorite to win the election in October as New Jersey's next U.S. senator, and friend to Oprah and Mark Zuckerberg - cross the river into Philadelphia last night?
Booker confessed to wondering the same thing after stealing the show at the 23rd annual Stu Bykofsky Candidates Comedy Night - but only after suffering through 90 minutes of the charity fundraiser, including the unique comic stylings of City Controller Alan Butkovitz.
"I've regretted some things in my life, but never have I regretted anything more than accepting this invitation tonight," joked Booker, confessing that he came at the urging of his "former friend" (heh) George Norcross, a South Jersey Democratic leader who's also Bykofsky's boss, as managing director of Daily News owner Interstate General Media.