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Watch the Daily Show's Lewis Black Rip Rick Perry

“Texas is calling?” Good thing I got caller ID,” Black says ";s:3:

Gov. Rick Perry’s radio and TV ads seeking to lure out-of-state jobs to Texas are beginning to get some serious pushback: Not from California Gov. Jerry Brown this time, or editorial pages in Connecticut or Illinois, but instead The Daily Show’s Lewis Black.

On last night’s Daily Show, comedian Black excoriated Gov. Perry’s latest round of business-poaching ads. Targeting employers in New York State, Perry says his state offers a reprieve to the Empire State’s atmosphere of “over-taxation, over-regulation and frivolous litigation.”

“Get out before ya go broke,” the ad ends. “Texas is calling.”

“Texas is calling?” Black replies. “Good thing I got caller ID!”

He then segues into an ad celebrating New York’s diversity – and talking plenty of trash about Texas. “We have a 300 foot green beacon of liberty,” Black says over a shot of the Statue of Liberty. “And you have a … whatever the [bleep] this thing is,” Blacks says over a shot of Big Tex.

Big Tex? Now you’ve gone too far, Black. You can watch the clip below. (Beware, the clip does feature some NSFW language and hand gestures.)

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Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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