Andy Cohen had a New Year’s Eve for the ages! The Watch What Happens Live host equally surprised and entertained viewers as he rung in the 2022 New Year on his CNN Special. Co-host and good pal Anderson Cooper couldn’t even reel him in during the show, aptly titled, Live From Times Square: New Year’s Eve with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.
Andy quickly took to Twitter once the show was done and tweeted, “Guys- I had a ball tonight! Happy New Year!” The next morning, he remained jovial and admitted he had been “a bit over served” during the special. Apparently by that point, Andy didn’t even remember the full extent of what happened.
As reported by Us Weekly, Andy made a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and explained what happened after reality set in. Andy said, “[Anderson and I] got in the car after [the CNN special] and I saw on Twitter the rant I did about [Mayor Bill] de Blasio.”
He added, “And I did not recall — though it was about 40 minutes earlier — saying, ‘Sayonara, sucka’ to the outgoing mayor of New York.” Andy recalled that Anderson had to break the news to him that it actually happened. He admitted, “I go,’ Oh, my God I said, ‘Sayonara, sucka.’ And he said, ‘Yes, you did!’”
His feelings on former Mayor de Blasio’s actions while watching Eric Adams be sworn in as the new mayor clearly had an affect on Andy. He ranted during the live broadcast, “[I’ve been] watching Mayor de Blasio do his ‘victory lap’ dance after four years of the crappiest job as the mayor of New York. The only thing that the Democrats and the Republicans can agree on is what a horrible mayor he has been, so sayonara, sucka!”
Despite not remembering what happened, Andy gushed that he and Anderson “had a blast” that night. Said Andy, “It is super fun getting drunk on CNN and just raging on a soapbox. There were endorphins that I was releasing. I was like, ‘This is good!’” Some viewers disagreed and expressed disapproval over Andy’s behavior. But Andy refused to apologize.
In a previous interview, he maintained, “Listen, I will not be shamed for having fun on New Year’s Eve. That’s why I’m there. That’s why they bring me there.”
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CNN agreed and shot back at rumors that Andy was fired from the show. Their statement read, “Andy said something he shouldn’t have on live TV. We’ve addressed it with him and look forward to having him back again next year.”
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