John Baird’s “So who’s from out of town here?” opening falls flat during UN General Assembly speech
Oct 2012 01

Fuji Tamale Breaking News, New York City

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs sent scrambling after starting his speech with a well-worn line from standup comedy. “He seems to be recovering nicely,” said Basile Ikouebe, Minister of Foreign Affairs from the Congo as he left the auditorium to follow up on a “rumour of a remaining white 64 GB iPhone 5 somewhere in the East Village.”

John Baird continues his speech being delivered on the last day of the United Nations General Assembly 2012.

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