Or, as Cohen memorably said in the live broadcast, the “end of a fecal year.”
The duo hosting CNN’s live coverage from New York City were the goofy, more-than-tipsy salve for the pandemic-crushed year, taking their shots in front of an empty Times Square made desolate by COVID-19 restrictions.
“It’s really weird being in Times Square right now,” Cohen said to begin the show, looking at what would have normally been a space crushed with party-goers.
Cohen noted the absence of revelers, usually packed with hundreds of thousands of people who wait for hours in advance of the ball drop. Without people, he joked that he would be able to spot which performers were lip-synching on Ryan Seacrest’s ABC New Year’s…