Anderson Cooper: “I’ve always giggled like a 13 year-old girl”


When Gerard Depardieu took a piss in the middle of a plane aisle, some of you laughed. When it came time for Anderson Cooper to report the story, the boy had a near breakdown. Maybe it was just the basics of the story – large, French actor taking a piss in front of people on a plane – or maybe it was all of the puns and double-entendres in Anderson’s script, but whatever it was, Anderson erupted into an unstoppable giggle fit that quickly went viral (the giggling starts around the 2:30 mark):

So, everyone was talking about how Anderson giggles like a girl. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Anderson about it, and he was pretty funny about the incident:

It’s safe to say Anderson Cooper finds laughs in bathroom humor. Just last Thursday, a video clip from Cooper’s CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360, went viral after the anchor fell into an mean case of the giggles during his “Ridiculist” segment. The subject? Actor Gerard Depardieu’s airplane urination which Cooper said at least wasn’t a “Depar-TWO.”

Now, Cooper tells EW he’s even surprised by how popular the footage became.

“I don’t know what happened with the giggling,” Cooper tells EW. “I mean, I’ve always giggled like a 13 year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There’s nothing I can do about it but I’ve never not been able to stop. I’m a little stunned by how many people have seen that video. I went to bed telling myself, ‘I doubt anyone will notice the giggle fit.’ I woke up and in the elevator the first thing my building super said to me was, ‘What’s wrong with your laugh?’ It could be worse: I could have a viral video in which I throw up on a guest or drunkenly eat a hamburger on a bathroom floor. Not that I’ve ever done either of those things. Not yet at least.”

[From Entertainment Weekly]

There is something he could do about it, I think. I worked to change my laugh, and it ended up happening. When I used to laugh, my whole body would shake, but very little laughter would come out of my mouth. It was more like a full-body fit than a chuckle. Anyway, I consciously made the effort to laugh differently, and it worked. Sort of. Now when something really cracks me up, I end up snorting. But that’s fine.


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  1. texasmom says:

    I love a real, embarrassing laugh. My favorite celebrity laugh-er is Terry Gross on Fresh Air, sometimes when she laughs, she snorts!

  2. anne says:

    I loved it!

  3. melymel says:

    Aww, I think its cute. But I’ve heard much worse laughs. I have a friend who laughs with an obnoxiously loud cackle.

  4. gee says:

    The giggling is adorable! Doesn’t need changing at all.

  5. Goofpuff says:

    I love his laugh 🙂 I thought it was awesomely cute.

  6. Kara Ann says:

    I absolutely began to adore Anderson Cooper when he was guest hosting with Kelly Ripa and he did THE LAUGH! My husband and I were so surprised when he laughed like that. Since then if we were watching something oh-so-serious-but-tragic/sad on AC 360 we would refer to AC’s giggle laugh to lighten the mood.

  7. Nanz says:

    Why should he change his laugh?? It’s endearing. I love him!! Love him even more now!! How incredible that such an intelligent and professional guy has this funny, cute and contagious laugh!

  8. Eve says:

    My favourite celebrity laughter belongs to Ricky Gervais, I especially love when he giggles.

    Cooper has a cute giggle too, there’s nothing to be ashamed of.

  9. Hautie says:

    I love his laugh. It is genuine and there is no need to change it. It is what it is… a giggle.

    He probably has a different laugh when he is really tickled.

    And I still wish Anderson had taken the job with Ripa. I like him in the setting of a morning talk show. Where there is alot of gossip and silly things.

    I am not impress with the premise of his new syndicated talk show, that is starting this Fall.

    I much rather watch him doing the morning fluff, than another hour of him doing politics and world news. In the afternoon. Ugh.

  10. anait says:

    I like him, he looks spontaneous. It is often not possible to avoid to laugh

  11. Ann says:

    A little too girly for me.

  12. KJ says:

    *sigh* if I were a gay dude, I’d be all over that like white on rice. I remember watching the video like 3 times with a co-worker and it’s hard to watch it and NOT at least crack a smile. Fuckin adorable clip. Silver Fox, you steal my heart.

  13. silken_floss says:

    He’s too cute

  14. jesikabelcher says:

    He is adorable!!!

  15. Annie says:

    If he giggled like that in front of me I would start uncontrollably humping his leg..I find him adorable! As I have breasts, it’s my understanding the lust would be one sided….

  16. John Wayne Lives says:

    I love that Silver Fox. Too bad I am ill equipped for him to return the luuuuuve.

  17. Quest says:

    I love men who giggle…it’s so cute like Simon on Iron Chef.

  18. Blue says:

    I think it’s cute.

  19. Rhiley says:

    The Silver Fox don’t need to change a thing. I love his laugh too. He is so buttoned up most of the time, it is nice to see him let loose.

  20. mia girl says:

    His giggle makes me love him even more. Sigh…

  21. Tiffany says:

    Nothing needs to change. The situation and what he was reading on the teleprompter was appropriate for a laugh. Its not like he was in a fit of laughter talking about a murder, so let sleeping dogs lie

  22. mln76 says:

    Anderson should not change a thing.
    @texasmom I love when it when Terry Gross laughs too 🙂

  23. Ycnan says:

    I think that he and his laugh are totally cute too. I like him a lot.

  24. janie says:

    I LOVE his giggle!!!

  25. elvisgrace says:

    He doesn’t need to change a thing – it was adorable, and endearing. More to the point, it was authentic. It wasn’t a put-on, or him trying to put on an act. Don’t ever change Andy!

  26. the other mel says:

    He is adorable and his giggle fit made me laugh, too. I love him!

  27. Mary Jane says:

    I totally agree with e’eryone! His response is so funny too!

  28. bluhare says:

    Don’t change a thing, Anderson!! That video clip never fails to crack me up.

    I always have a video on standby for those days where the universe dumps on me, and it’s been the laughing baby for years (watching a baby almost choke to death because he’s laughing so hard slays me every time!), but baby’s now taking a nap and it’s Anderson who cheers me up.

    I don’t know, I think it’s the giggle and his toilet humor that’s a great counterpoint to the Serious Journalist hat he likes to wear.

    Love him!

  29. Ron says:

    Don’t ever change the giggle! I personally giggle as well and I can’t tell you the number of times i have been in a room and giggled and someone will yell out my name 🙂

  30. Lairen says:

    I love his laugh! It’s the kind of laugh that gets other people laughing, in a good way.

  31. LittleDeadGrrl says:

    What’s wrong with his laugh? It’s a laugh … my whole body shakes with mine … and my friend’s laugh is so loud you could hear it across the street. I understand trying to change undesirable personality traits, being less controlling or something, but we are who we are and I don’t understand the focus on making ourselves someone we are not.

  32. feyish says:

    That was the most adorable thing I’ve seen in a long time— well, ever actually.

  33. Sarah says:

    OMG, how cute was that?? If you haven’t fallen in love with Anderson yet, you were lost right now. He is soooo adorable. His giggle is so adorable. I totally love this.

  34. Perry Rhinitis says:

    He totes rocks the button-down, khaki pants, sneakers and backpack look.