Here comes Andy Cohen. And we’re nervous. Cohen, the saucy host of Bravo TV’s boozy, celeb-culture send-up “Watch What Happens Live,” is coming to Boca Raton on March 21 for an evening sponsored by SouthFlorida.com called “A Conversation with Andy Cohen.”
Which sounds simple enough, but if you’ve been following his exploits in Austin at South by Southwest, you know the youthful vibe in the Texas capital will be a tough act to follow. We feel the need to prepare some bon mots, to sharpen our conversation patter, to make some drinks.
In the interest of speed, we’ve been looking to his tweets (@BravoAndy) for a CliffsNotes map of where Cohen’s head is at these days. Here are some dispatches that might be useful to us.
“I'm gonna do shots all over Austin til I run into @joshduhamel”
OK, do we have any celebrities around here that can pass for Josh Duhamel? Someone call Enrique Iglesias. No, wait, Ricky Martin!
“Given that I'm in Austin, I feel like it is permissible that I still smell like tequila at 12:22 pm. #wwhlsxsw”
Can someone volunteer to have Andy smelling like a Bahia Cabana rum runner at 12:22 p.m. on March 22?
“Is ANY food bad in Austin? #CantStopEating”
Surely we can do better here in South Florida. The Sun Sentinel’s restaurant authority, John Tanasychuk, says we should make sure Cohen gets to Ben’s Kosher. Reports John: “There are signs all over the dining room. My favorite? ‘For five thousand years, we were a wandering people. Then we found Boca Raton.’ ” John’s not volunteering to take Andy there. I don’t think. John?
Everything is big in TX! Check out @BravoAndy in his new @WashhouseDenim blk jeans on #WWHL all this week from #sxsw pic.twitter.com/537LmBfApn Retweeted by Andy Cohen
This twipic from @WashhouseDenim was retweeted by Andy, so he was impressed, too. We think there’s a little place on Wilton Drive that sells jeans that can offer the same look.
I WILL ADVISE! “@giveit2lloyd: Important question for @BravoAndy re: #WWHL at #SXSWi today: what's our drinking word? #wwhlsxsw”
Yes, there will be a bar onstage at FAU, so he’ll need a drinking word. How about “heat”? Or "Boca"?
From Austin - @SarahKSilverman & #DeadliestCatch bartenders determine who has #TheDeadliestCrotch #wwhl http://say.ly/HTB5m1v
Um. OK, new drinking word ...
IF YOU GO
What: “A Conversation With Andy Cohen”
When: 7 p.m. March 21
Where: Florida Atlantic University, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton
Cost: $50 and $100 (VIP meet-and-greet with Cohen, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres); a portion of the proceeds will benefit Austism Speaks.
Buy tickets: SouthFlorida.com/AndyCohen
Tweet @soflatweets your fave drinking word and win a chance to see @BravoAndy #soflaandy.
Photo: Bravo TV