Anderson Cooper's Giggle Fit Steals the Show After Andy Cohen's Sex Confession on New Year's Eve

Anderson Cooper hilariously couldn't keep it together while playing a drinking game with Andy Cohen and Neil Patrick Harris on CNN's New Year's Eve special.

By Lindsay Weinberg Jan 01, 2024 4:30 PMTags
Watch: Anderson Cooper's New Year’s Eve Giggle Fit Goes Viral

The alcohol ban is officially lifted.

The drinking games were back when Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper returned to host CNN's New Year's Eve Live on Dec. 31. The duo played "Never Have I Ever" with pal Neil Patrick Harris on air, including the question "Never have I ever hooked up with a fan."

Andy, 55, took a sip from his glass, saying, "Well, I mean, if they're not a fan, they wouldn't..."

Neil—who married David Burtka in 2014—also took a drink from his Red Bull and noted, "If they weren't before, they were after. You know what I'm talking about?"

Anderson cracked up at the joke, and his giggle fit was the gift that kept on giving on New Year's Eve.

"I need Anderson's giggle on my daily playlist….in all seriousness," one person commented on the clip, while another added, "Anderson lives vicariously through Andy's naughtiness. I love his giggles!"

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Other social media users thanked the network for seemingly allowing Andy and Anderson to indulge on NYE once again. 

"Thank you for letting them drink," one user said. "I watched this 6 times."

Andy and Anderson had a more sober New Year's Eve special last year, restricting their alcohol consumption after Andy had dissed Ryan Seacrest during the 2021 broadcast, when the Bravo host called the competitors a "group of losers."

The following year, Andy confirmed, "We aren't drinking, but we're going to have a BLAST." 

However, this year, the TV stars continued their tradition of taking shots during the countdown to midnight.

"We've been here for seven years doing this and for most of those years—" Andy began, as Anderson remarked, "Are you asking about alcohol?"

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"At the top of the hour we typically have a toast," the Watch What Happens Live host noted. "I guess, I'm just wondering does daddy get his juice?"

He poured a shot for each host as they toasted to 2024.

See how more stars celebrated New Year's Eve 2023.

Olivia Rodrigo

The "traitor" singer wished everyone a not-so-sour New Year's, writing that she's "so excited for what's 2 come."

Erin Foster

Expecting her first baby with husband Simon Tikhman, she showed off her baby bump in a sheer top on NYE.

Chase Stokes and Kelsea Ballerini

The couple shared a romantic kiss in Paris as the clock struck midnight.

Hilary Duff

The pregnant actress quipped that chef Gaby Dalkin "made 29 deadly pizzas …. Mostly for me! Happy new year!" 

Gerry Turner and Theresa Nist

The Golden Bachelor star had a romantic evening with his bride-to-be. "Relaxing in a New York State of mind waiting for the ball to drop," she wrote on Instagram, "and wishing everyone a happy, healthy and joyful New Year."

Sabrina Carpenter

The "Feather" singer got the party started in Times Square.

Matt Rogers, Bowen Yang, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper

The two comedians joined hosts Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper during CNN's New Year's Eve special.

Nicki Minaj

It truly was Barbie's World in Miami as the rapper performed during a NYE party.

Alix Earle

The TikToker rang in 2024 by watching Nicki Minaj perform at E11EVEN Miami.

Julia Fox

The Uncut Gems actress also stepped out in a unique ensemble for the Miami bash.

LL Cool J

He hit the stage in New York before the ball dropped.

JoJo Siwa

The influencer celebrated the countdown on Snapchat.

Halle Bailey

The Little Mermaid actress shared photos from 2023, including a selfie with boyfriend DDG. "2023 is a year i will never ever forget," she wrote on X. "looking back on this year i can’t believe this is my life, i’m so thankful to God also thankful to all of you for your unwavering support. let’s bring in this new year stronger than ever, life is what we make it."

Lindsay Lohan

"Wishing everyone a Blessed year," the Mean Girls star, who celebrated the holiday with husband Bader Shammas, wrote on Instagram. "May it be filled with Love, Good Health, Peace and Happiness! Full of gratitude."

The actress shared her post five months after the couple welcomed their first child, son Luai.

Victoria Beckham & David Beckham

Victoria shared photos from her New Year's Eve dinner with her husband and her parents. She captioned her Instagram post, "Creating memories this NY Eve x family time really is everything x I love you all so much @davidbeckham @jackie.adams_ xxx."

Ian Somerhalder & Nikki Reed

The Vampire Diaries actor wrote on Instagram Dec. 31, "Yeahhhhhhh 2024!"

Demi Lovato

The singer shared a montage of favorite moments of 2023, including a video of herself kissing fiancé Jutes.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

The Party of Five actress shared a message reflecting on the hardships she faced in 2023. "This year I went thru a lot no one knew about. And was grateful for that privacy," she wrote on Instagram. "I had the greatest time being a mommy at home with my kids. Learned to be a better baker. Learned it’s okay to take time for myself mentally, physically and emotionally. Did a lot of praying and manifesting. Belly laughed more than ever. Had the longest cold of my life. Was forced to have more faith than normal. Learned to love working out as a gain for my mental health. Took chances on myself and my bigger dreams."

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The politician was surrounded by his pet pig and Yorkie in his New Year's message.

Alabama Barker

Travis Barker's 18-year-old daughter showed off a green hairdo for New Year's 2023.

Aubrey Paige & Ryan Seacrest

While Ryan Seacrest hosted Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, his girlfriend was close by cheering him on.

Jelly Roll and Jessie Murph

The "Wild Ones" collaborators lit up the stage on NYE.

Khloe Kardashian

The Kardashians star shared that Liquid IV is a "NYE MUST" in a sponsored post to ring in 2024.

Diane Kruger

"Good bye 2023," the Inglorious Basterds actress wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of her and Norman Reedus' daughter Nova. "Can’t say that you brought out the best in us all. Here’s to more unicorns, humanity and empathy."

Skai Jackson

The Jessie star wished her followers a wonderful 2024 on Snapchat.

Rachel Fuda

The Real Housewives of New Jersey star shared a smooch with husband John at the stroke of midnight.

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