Comedian Kathy Griffin lost her gig as the New Year’s Eve sidekick for Anderson Cooper when she chose to hold up Trump’s severed head during a photo shoot last year.

On FOX News, hosts Jesse Watters and Kennedy had some fun at Griffin and CNN’s expense. I had friends over on New Year’s Eve and we flipped back and forth between various networks. Somehow, I missed the funniest segment of the night.

Ken Meyer of Mediaite has the details:

‘Kathy Griffin’ Joined Jesse Watters for Fox’s New Years Eve Show

Kathy Griffin did not appear on CNN’s New Years Eve broadcast last night, though it seems Fox News was preoccupied enough by her absence that they tried to fill the void.

Jesse Watters hosted the network’s celebratory broadcast, though at one point in the show, his co-host Kennedy was nowhere to be seen. Instead, Watters welcomed “Griffin” to the program, and they exchanged banter about everything from her comedy career to the controversial photoshoot that caused CNN to part ways with her.

“I’m a fixture in Times Square. Nothing is going to keep me from that hassle,” said “Griffin.” When Watters brought up her firing, “Griffin” responded “I was just trying to get ahead.”

Kaitlin Menza of Esquire has more:

Fox News Brought a Fake Kathy Griffin on Their NYE Special

Of course, Fox News couldn’t resist a dig at their rival network and its besmirched former personality. In his own broadcast from New York City, host Jesse Watters brought out a surprise guest: “Kathy Griffin.” Also known as another Fox host, Kennedy, in a shiny red wig.

Kennedy, whom you might remember from her years as an MTV VJ, turned in a shockingly solid Griffin impersonation, from the high-volume gravelly squawk of her voice to the long pauses after jokes. As for those jokes, though…

“Why did the chicken cross the road?” she asked in another. “Because Anderson Cooper kicked it off the New Year’s Eve show.”

Watch the segment below:

CNN replaced Kathy Griffin with Andy Cohen, a celebrity gossip gadfly from the Bravo network. The chemistry between Cohen and Cooper fell a little flat for some viewers.

Alexander Kacala reports at Hornet:

Reviews Are In, and People Aren’t Impressed With Andy Cohen on CNN’s NYE Telecast

The reviews are in and people aren’t happy. Viewers took to social media to vocalize that they weren’t impressed at all with Andy Cohen’s appearance alongside his bestie Anderson Cooper on CNN’s NYE telecast.

Cohen, rather controversially replaced Kathy Griffin after CNN decided to hack the female comic because of her Trump photo faux pas.

Here’s what people had to say:

Considering they are best friends, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen have absolutely zero chemistry. Anderson seems like he wants to be anywhere but Times Square. #CNNNYE – Sidney Joel Stokes

Someone please bring back @kathygriffin to #CNNNYE! This shit is boring AF & I’m sick of hearing Andy promote the damn housewives. Sorry, but Kathy & Anderson were perfection.- Sabina M.

Jesse Watters and Kennedy definitely seemed to be having a better time.

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