HOUSTON Houston might not always get to see the funny side of Mayor Annise Parker, but Wednesday night she got in on some laughs on national television.

Parker appeared on Colbert Report on Comedy Central.

I assume she's here in New York to pick up Jeremy Lin, joked Colbert in his introduction to the mayor.

The mayor went to New York to tape the show before heading to Philadelphia for the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

In her fun banter with Colbert, Parker highlighted Houston's readily available air conditioning and jobs.

Watch her segment on

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