'Daily Show' rips Rahm, Chicago deep dish pizza

November 14, 2013|By Mick Swasko, @swasko | RedEye

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"The Daily Show" made things personal last night about Chicago pizza. 

In a segment about the height of the Willis Tower and Freedom Tower finally being settled, Stewart knocked one of Chicago's points of pride: deep-dish. 

Calling it "a casserole," "a corpse made of sandpaper," "tomato soup in a bread bowl" and ribbing that it's a surprise it doesn't come topped with onion rings, Stewart spends a few minutes ripping our pies. 

Stewart also seemed miffed at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's comments that suggested Freedom Tower was only taller because of its antenna. This week, the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ruled that the Willis was beat out by New York's new tower because the structure it is topped with is a "spire" and not an antenna. 

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