This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly is all about Andy Cohen. The Watch What Happens Live host is taking over the magazine and playing guest editor, which deserves a mazel or two. Not only is he interviewing A-listers (Madonna, Connie Britton, Taraji P. Henson) inside the mag's pages, he's also revealing some stuff about himself — like his picks for the greatest talk show hosts of all time (presented in no particular order). Check out an exclusive look at his list!
Dick Cavett, host of The Dick Cavett Show
Andy's take: "So erudite, calm, urbane, classy."
Kelly Ripa, host of Live! with Kelly and Michael
Andy's take: "She doesn't get credit for how hard her job is because she makes it look so easy. Plus, she knows how to overshare without giving too much away."
Johnny Carson, host of The Tonight Show.
Andy's take: "Chic, chic, chic."
Joan Rivers, guest host of The Tonight Showand host of The Late Show with Joan Rivers
Andy's take: "When she guest-hosted on The Tonight Show it was like Christmas for me. The clothes, the monologue, the personal questions—perfect!"
Jimmy Fallon, host of The Tonight Show
Andy's take: "He's brought a new energy, enthusiasm, freshness, and positivity to late- night."
Howard Stern, host of The Howard Stern Show
Andy's take: "He's my inspiration for WWHL and the best interviewer working today. He has his Wack Pack, and I have my Housewives."
David Letterman, host of Late Night with David Letterman and Late Show
Andy's take: "He deconstructed the talk show right before our eyes."
Rosie O'Donnell, host of The Rosie O'Donnell Show and co-host of The View
Andy's take: "She reinvented daytime TV with hilarious games and a love of pop culture."
Tom Snyder, host of The Tomorrow Show and The Late Late Show
Andy's take: "Cigarettes and a hearty laugh."
Robin Byrd, host of The Robin Byrd Show
Andy's take: "A live Manhattan public-access show hosted by a yenta in a crochet bikini, featuring strippers and call-ins? Why is this not still on?"
Check out some of Andy's own classic talk show moments.
And catch up on all things Andy with some amazing throwback pics.
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