VIDEO: St. Louis Native Andy Cohen's Drunken Rants on New Year's Eve Go Viral

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We don’t know what St. Louis did to deserve Andy Cohen, but we are so grateful to have him.

Cohen and Anderson Cooper hosted their fifth New Year’s Eve on CNN on Friday; traditionally, the event involves the two taking shots and interviewing a plethora of guests live from New York City. This year, Cohen has gone viral for his drunken rants, which took aim at both Mark Zuckerberg and former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – who finished his term out at the end of 2021 and was replaced by Mayor Eric Adams – in addition to slamming the band Journey "not being Journey" without Steve Perry.
In the video, Cohen tells Cooper his resolution is to spend less time on Instagram; that led to Cohen using his last “ten minutes of this platform” to call the Zuck out on messing with his mind.



“I know what you’re doing,” Cohen says to the camera. “Mark Zuckerberg, you are messing with all of us. How dare you!”

Cooper continuously tries to sidetrack the St. Louis native, but to no avail.



The next morning, Cohen took to Twitter to announce he had been "overserved" (he later pointed out to the Twitterverse he served himself), but that he still had a ball. Twitter users applauded the two men, saying they were “the duo we need but do not deserve,” and watching them was the “best way to ring in 2022.” Critics also flooded Cohen's Twitter feed, saying he should be "ashamed" about his rants, but Cohen stood his ground and said he had fun.
New Year’s Eve for Cohen wasn’t all rants, though. The night kicked off with shots in honor of comedic legend Betty White and then morphed into drinking games, interviews with celebrities and banter between Cohen and Cooper.

Never change, Andy. Never change.

Follow Jenna on Twitter at @writesjenna. Email the author at [email protected]
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