Comedian Kathy Griffin tickled Anderson
Cooper's funny bone as the pair hosted their seventh consecutive New
Year's Eve special on Tuesday.
Griffin's snarky commentary on Cooper's
tweets left the CNN host in stitches.
“I hope you're proud of this,”
Griffin said as she read one of his tweets on the air.
“'@AndersonCooper I'm in South Africa and will be reporting on the
celebrations of life of #NelsonMandela.' Then you said, 'Any South
Africans have any recommendations for dinner?'”
“I mean, and you still have a job
here? Let me tell you something. There's got to be a local
affiliate, maybe Gainesville, wake up Gainesville, [that] can take
him. This is not appropriate,” Griffin teased.
“And then, there was another one from
two days ago.”
“By the way,” Cooper interrupted,
“I got a lot of good recommendations.”
“Oh, please go on about how during
the Mandela celebration you were looking for a good restaurant. … I
hope you got a good tuna melt.”
“I love when you get really cranky on
Twitter, like you're Piers Morgan. And there was one where some
poor, probably innocent guy, said something like, Anderson Cooper is
“Oh, yeah,” Cooper said, “somebody
said, 'Anderson Cooper is texting me.' And then I thought, 'Okay,
this is going to become some sort of thing that I'm texting some
random person who I don't know.' So, I tweeted back saying, 'I have
no idea who you are.' I believe that was my tweet.”
“Well, okay, you have five million
followers. Of course somebody is going to randomly, whether it's
truthful or not, say, 'Hey, I just got a text from Anderson Cooper.'”
“But I don't like the fact that
somebody would lie ...”
“But why do you read every single
tweet?” Griffin asked before proceeding with a full-on roast of
Cooper that left him doubled over with laughter. “I know the hurt
little boy who lives inside the model body. And let me tell you,
he's five years old, mommy's missing, she's at Studio 54, his soup is
cold, and all he wants is love. So, he's reading every single tweet.
I scroll through mine, I'm like, next, next, next, go to
KathyGriffin.com, buy tickets. There's one tear. Like Demi Moore in
Ghost, he's doing some pottery. And that little boy never
grew up. He's got short pants. He's got suspenders. He's having
high tea. Somebody just love him. Just love him for who he is.
He's just a model. He's an underwear model that became a newsman by
mistake. Get me Rick Sanchez.”
“You are funny,” Cooper said. “You
make me laugh.”