Andy Cohen is joining Anderson Cooper in Seattle for an intimate one night show at The Paramount Theatre on January 16th. Well, intimate if you don’t mind sharing them with 2,807 other audience members. It will be a great night of stories, cocktails and laughter. If you are lucky, you may even get to ask them a question or two. AC2: An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper & Cohen is bound to be a blast. Get your tickets here! Don’t wait! Andy Cohen took a few minutes to speak with Equality365. Check it out!
How was New Year’s Eve with Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper?
It was great. Once I got off the air, I hung out with Anderson all night. It was nice.
Your backstage microphone picture was quite a hit.
(Laugher) Yeah, Carson Daly took that one. Funny.
You have a lot going on. How do you stay creative?
I am just motivated and passionate.
Tell us a bit about the show you’re bringing to Seattle with Anderson Cooper?
It is a little bit like hanging out in a bar with us. We swap stories. It is a really free flowing conversation. It is a lot of fun. It is a really fun night out. Basically, I interview him. He interviews me but it is more of a conversation. Then we open it up for audience questions at the end. It is a lot of fun.
What is your favorite cocktail?
Usually I like Makers Mark and ginger ale.
How do you keep your cool during the crazy stuff that happens on some of the Reunion shows?
Well, it is my job. I am usually pretty entertained. I find the whole thing very entertaining.
Which is your favorite Reunion show to host?
I don’t really have a favorite. They each kind of satisfy me in a different way. New York is often the funniest to me. Well, New York and Atlanta are the funniest.
You have had some really great people at the Clubhouse. Who would be your dream guest?
Michelle Obama, Madonna and Hillary. I would love to get Hillary Clinton in there and loosen her up with some tequila.
If you could meet and interview any of the current presidential candidates, who would you choose?
Umm, I have met Hillary a number of times. I would like to interview her.
Describe what would happen on your dream date?
I don’t know. To me, a dream date is a date in which you are totally connected with the person and really vibing with each other. So then it doesn’t really matter where you are or what you are doing. It is really just about the connection. Any time you have an intense connection with someone, it is a dream date.
Do you cook?
I don’t. I am renovating my apartment and my kitchen is going to be really great. I plan to start cooking soon.
What is your favorite thing to eat?
Pizza! I love pizza. I love mushroom and onion pizza.
What is the most embarrassing memory or segment from WWHL?
I embarrass myself pretty much nightly (Laughter). I mispronounced the name of my bartender last night. I am constantly embarrassing myself, no joke. It is very easy to mess up on live TV. I am having a hard time thinking of just one occurrence. I was hosting the Miss Universe Pageant once and I didn’t pull a total “Steve Harvey” but I did completely mispronounce Ximena Navarrete. They put it in the teleprompter and I totally botched the pronunciation live not only live on NBC but around the world.
Do you have a message for LGBTQ youth?
I think the It Gets Better Campaign is amazing and so true. It is all about support and finding people that can help you out. You need one good friend who can get your through rough times. Find a buddy and it will get better. All of us have struggled. Our community is a resilient group. I think it is important to keep your eye on the prize and find a friend.
Is there anything you would like to say in closing?
Come see us in Seattle. It is a really fun night. Anderson and I can’t wait to see everyone. I have wanted to make it to Seattle for so long. I haven’t been able to go on any of my books tours. Seattle is a big Bravo market from what I understand. I just can’t wait to go. If you are looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night, I hope you come and hang out with us.