“Anderson Cooper and I have been on the road for the last year and it’s really like we went out to a bar and you’re listening to Anderson and me just telling our stories and interviewing each other,” says Cohen. “We let the audience in on it and interview us and it’s really fun; a great night out.”
Cohen’s great night in has kept audiences tuning in since 2009 to ‘Watch What Happens Live’ on the Bravo Network. An outspoken TV host, the Clayton High School graduate didn’t hold back when Rams owner Stan Kroenke announced he was leaving St. Louis with his football team in tow.
“I was so upset, as I’m sure we all were, and I called my mom, who usually gets mad at me when I do something lewd on TV,” says Cohen. “I said to her, ‘Hey, I just want you to know I’m going to flip the bird to Kroenke tonight on the air.’ There was a pause and she said, 'Good. He deserves it.' So I was like, if I have her approval, I’m golden.”
The silver-haired hometown executive producer will hit the Fox Theatre with his friend, Anderson Cooper, in October. But before then, Cohen might be interested in a new business venture.
“I just heard The Dubliner is closing,” says Cohen. “And then I’ve been thinking, 'Do I need to open a bar in St. Louis?' That could be cool right? I think so. I was thinking that on the plane ride down here. Maybe I should do that. Maybe I want to get in on the action.'
For now, his live tour and nightly live show is keeping him plenty busy.
Would we ever see a 'Real Housewives of St. Louis'?
“I don’t think so,” says Cohen. “I’ve seen that show. I grew up with that show. I’ve moved on from that show. Also, I don’t need that trouble. I come to St. Louis to eat meals with my family and to sleep. It would just be trouble for me.”