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Gov. Christie: 'If the joke is funny, I laugh, even if it’s about me'

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“From my perspective, if the joke is funny, I laugh, even if it’s about me,” Christie said. “If it’s not funny, I don’t laugh. But I’ve never felt like it was anything that really bugged me all that much.”

After saying he found about 40 percent of the jokes about him laugh-worthy, Christie proclaimed, “I’m basically the healthiest fat guy you’ve ever seen in your life.”

“Well, there’s your campaign poster right there!” Letterman quipped.

Later in the show, the politician asked Letterman if he could read a few of his favorite jokes that Letterman had cracked about him. Saying his office keeps track of all the remarks about him, he said to the TV host, “You’re up to 362,000 — and that’s just the fat jokes.”

He proceeded to read two of his fave digs: “Celebrity birthday today — Chris Christie turned 50. He blew out the candles on his cake and he wished for another cake.”

After Christie finished retelling the “Late Show” jokes, Letterman grabbed the doughnut in mock embarrassment and took a big bite.