NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will soon be crossing the Hudson to appear on the “Late Show with David Letterman.”

CBS said the colorful, outspoken Christie will make his first appearance with Letterman on Monday.

The guest shot follows numerous jokes by Letterman at the expense of Christie and his weight.

Christie termed his plumpness “fair game” for comedians at a 2011 news conference.

“I think, for me, their job is to be funny, and if one of the things they want to make fun of is my weight, then, you know, it’s fair game. I’m a public figure, so they can make fun of it.  All I care about is that they actually are funny, you know, so that I can at least laugh about it while they’re mocking me,” Christie said.

Maybe Christie will arrive for the “Late Show” with some droll observations of his own to target Letterman.

“Late Show” with David Letterman airs on CBS at 11:35 p.m. EST.

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