Andy Cohen lived up to his promise to air a live episode of “Watch What Happens Live” during Hurricane Sandy. On October 29, he sat in the Bravo clubhouse, which is located in evacuation zone A in NYC, wearing comfy jammies and slippers and opened Monday night’s show by joking, “Stockpile your sandbags, whip out your fun bags, it’s Andy’s hurricane party on ‘Watch What Happens Live.’”
Cohen went on to say, “Manhattan is in a state of emergency because of a little bitch called Sandy. It’s not a laughing matter and I hope everyone is at home safe, cozy and dry.” Bethenny Frankel was his scheduled guest for the evening, but she was a no-show, as was Andy’s entire live audience, due to the raging hurricane. Andy, four cameramen and a bartender were the only ones that braved the hurricane on Monday.
Because he had to fill 30 minutes, Andy Cohen decided to relive his favorite Bravo moments. He searched the Bravo vault and aired clips that featured a fight between NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak, plus one with Danielle Staub crooning “Real Close.”
The best part of Andy’s hurricane episode was when he answered questions from callers. When asked which three housewives he would want with him on a deserted island, Cohen replied, “NeNe Leakes, Lisa Vanderpump and Heather Thompson.” A different caller asked Andy what his tag line would be and he joked, “I may be a man, but I fight like a woman.” He also revealed that his toughest guest ever was Mike Tyson and his favorite interview ever was with Meryl Streep. Finally, Cohen said that he would take along whiskey, his trainer and his iPod if he could take only three things with him during a hurricane evacuation.
Towards the end of “Watch What Happens Live” on Monday, Andy Cohen reminded fans of his Halloween extravaganza on Wednesday and told everyone to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy.
In other Hurricane Sandy news, Jimmy Kimmel canceled his Brooklyn show on Monday and made the announcement by tweeting, “Though it pains us to do it, JKL from #Brooklyn tonight is canceled. I’m disappointed too, but we want you to be safe.” On the other hand, Jimmy Fallon went live on the air, but to an empty house. A lonely looking Fallon opened his monologue with “Welcome to ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ everybody, please keep it down.” Click here to watch Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night” opening from Monday. David Letterman also went on the air, but without an audience. Remarkably, Denzel Washington was his scheduled guest and arrived, drenched in a yellow raincoat. “Only for you, Dave. I swam,” he replied when asked how he was able to navigate his way to the Ed Sullivan Theater.
Andy Cohen, Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman provided moments of much needed comic relief on a night that was miserable for millions.
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