Weighty issues: Gov. Chris Christie in on joke

Gov. Chris Christie told David Letterman that he

Gov. Chris Christie told David Letterman that he doesn’t mind jokes about his appearance. (Credit: Gov. Chris Christie told David Letterman that he doesn’t mind jokes about his appearance. (CBS))

Chris Christie knows how to poke fun at himself.

The outspoken New Jersey governor, whose weight is often the subject of chides from David Letterman and other comics, got in on the joke during an appearance on "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night.

Before answering any questions from Letterman, Christie pulled out a doughnut from his suit pocket and started to eat it, even accepting a napkin from Letterman.

"I didn't know this was going to be this long," Christie joked, doughnut in hand.

In all seriousness, Christie said he doesn't mind Letterman telling jokes about him - as long as they're actually funny.

Christie even read a few of his favorites - including one about Christie wanting a second birthday cake when he turned 50 in September.

"From my perspective, if the joke is funny, I laugh, even if it's about me," Christie said. "I've never felt it's anything that really bugged me all that much."

So what percentage of Letterman's jokes are worth a laugh?

"Forty percent," Christie said. "Roughly."

Tags: ENTERTAINMENT , JULIE GORDON

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