Andy Cohen Jokes About Sober New Year’s Eve During CNN Broadcast

After CNN barred its anchors from ingesting through the stay New Yr’s Eve broadcast, Andy Cohen had a back-up plan on Saturday, December 31, 2022.

“So we should always discuss concerning the elephant within the room,” Cohen quipped on Saturday. “We will’t drink, alright! We will’t drink. However it’s effective. It’s completely cool.”

Anderson Cooper, for his half, didn’t discover the sober guidelines to be a “massive deal,” since he usually doesn’t drink. “Are you going to have the ability to make it?” the Anderson Cooper 360 journalist, 55, requested his pal, 54.

Cohen jokingly replied: “That’s the query. We are going to see! Do I’ve a pocket stuffed with edibles? I do. Will I take them? I don’t suppose so. I don’t know, it’s an extended evening. This can be a telethon with no illness, do you perceive? We’re right here all evening passing time.”

Whereas the Watch What Occurs Stay host didn’t reveal if he took the edibles mid-broadcast, he devised a enjoyable recreation for the twosome. Cohen and Cooper took turns downing pictures of assorted thriller liquids — together with pickle juice, buttermilk and vinegar — earlier than guessing what it was whereas their imaginative and prescient was impaired by the Bravolebrity’s signature “Ramona [Singer] glasses.”

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper.

“Truthfully, that is no totally different to me as a result of alcohol, to me, all tastes disgusting,” Cooper stated through the recreation on Saturday.

Information broke in November 2022 that the printed community wished to sober up the televised particular after Cohen — who has helmed the stay broadcast with Cooper since 2017 — drunkenly shaded former Mayor Invoice DeBlasio the earlier yr.

“What [CNN chairman Chris Licht] stated was that he didn’t need the correspondents on the market ingesting, however that he wished Anderson and I to do our factor,” the Missouri native advised The Hollywood Reporter final yr, claiming he was going to “get together tougher” regardless of the brand new guidelines. “So I’m pleased to do our factor. My solely directive for years on CNN has been to have enjoyable on New Yr’s Eve, and that’s completely what I plan to do.”

Cohen later clarified to Web page Six that he wouldn’t be ingesting through the present, which stunned Kevin Hart.

“I can’t imagine they pulled this s—t on you guys!” the Central Intelligence actor, 43, jokingly stated throughout a digital look on the Saturday present, earlier than taking a shot himself. “That’s proper, CNN, I stated s—t! … I’m pissed you bought these two guys sober up right here right this moment.”

Regardless of a sober strategy to ring in 2023, the longtime mates loved their cohosting duties.

Andy Cohen Jokes About Sober New Year's Eve During CNN Broadcast, Takes Non-Alcoholic Shots With Anderson Cooper

Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper.
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“That was lots of enjoyable,” Cohen stated in a Sunday, January 1, Instagram video with Cooper whereas taking their respective youngsters to an area playground. “Completely satisfied New Yr, you guys! … I did lastly get my tequila, in case you’re questioning, on the finish of the evening. Anderson didn’t, I did [and] I drank for each of us — and I earned it.”

He added: “By the way in which, I wish to say, I don’t suppose the 2 of us acted actually discernibly totally different a lot totally different than we might have if we had been ingesting.”