He’s a role model for members for the LGBTQ community, a do gooder and a Bar mitzvah beast: NY Blue Print magazine gives seven reasons to have a Jew crush on Andy Cohen, and we couldn’t agree more!
Andy Cohen has in a way become the chief rabbi of entertainment: the 48-year-old, Jewish, television and radio host, producer and author presides over pop culture, sitting at the helm of the “Real Housewives” franchise and many other successful entrepreneurial ventures. He is also like a rabbi in the sense that he offers pearls of wisdom, often cloaked in witticisms and has a practiced hand at mediating conflict (ahem: once again, the “Real Housewives”). Cohen, (full name is Andrew Joseph Cohen), was born and raised in St. Louis, and in a recent video he spoke out against the vandalism at the Jewish cemetery where some of his relatives including his great-grandparents were buried, condemning the attacks.
Seven reasons we have a Jew crush on Andy Cohen:
1. Unstoppable machine. There’s a reason Cohen has won an Emmy Award, two Peabody Awards, has been selected as one of Broadcasting & Cable’s “Digital All-Stars” and was named one of Multichannel News’ “40 Under 40” broadcasting executives. After being at the head of development at Bravo for over 10 years, he now serves as an executive producer of “The Real Housewives” franchise and is currently hosting his eighth season of the late-night talk show “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” which recently celebrated its 1,000th episode. The late night interactive show, which showcases a lit menorah front and center in its clubhouse, has welcomed a slew of famous faces including MOTs Isaac Mizrahi, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Joan Rivers, Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, Jerry Seinfeld, Emmy Rossum, Lisa Kudrow, Frank Drescher, Idina Menzel, Rachel Bloom and Amy Schumer. Each episode features a “Mazel of the Day,” in which Cohen gives a shout out to someone deserving of a pat on the back for a good deed.
2. Trailblazer. Cohen is not just an inspiration to those with the gift of gab hankering to host celebrities in his or her own clubhouse one day, he is also a role model for members of the LGBTQ community: he is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show.