New Year’s Eve was lonely this year for Kathy Griffin.
The comedian was notably absent from CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage Sunday night. Griffin had co-hosted the program with Anderson Cooper since 2007, but was fired in May after sharing a graphic picture of a fake severed, Donald Trump head.
The actress’s role in the New Year’s Eve show was given to Bravo’s Andy Cohen.
Cooper and Cohen have been friends for decades, and appeared together Sunday dressed in matching black turtleneck sweaters.
Cohen provided comic relief for the night in contrast to Cooper’s more sober style.
At one point, Cooper jokingly mocked his co-hosts’s constant naming of celebrities, suggesting viewers start a drinking game based around Cohen’s habit.
Griffin was relatively quiet Sunday night, wishing her followers a happy New Year an hour before midnight.
Thank you for all the kind tweets. Happy New Year! KG
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 1, 2018
On Friday, Griffin retweeted MSNBC’s Joy Reid, who wrote that the comedian should not have been fired for the Trump beheading picture.
Griffin previously called her replacement “deeply misogynistic,” claiming Cohen offered her drugs when they worked together on Bravo.
Cohen denied the claims, calling them “100% false and totally made up.”
I am completely stunned by this story. It is 100% false and totally made up.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) October 28, 2017
Griffin maintained that her allegations are true.
Even when it's on tape, there are doubters? He is NOT kidding w paps. Was my boss for 10 years. Treated me like a dog. Deeply misogynistic https://t.co/geqFsLtWy1
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 27, 2017
Griffin has said the backlash from the Trump scandal has kept her from landing work, and has even claimed she can’t tour in the U.S. out of fear of being shot.
Fox News’s Kennedy provided a parody of the beleaguered comedian during the conservative network’s New Year’s eve coverage.
Many Twitter users relished in Griffin’s dismissal from her long-held job.
“I really miss Kathy Griffin on the New Years countdown” said no one ever.
Kathy Griffin getting completely ruined by the Trump Train was definitely a big win for 2017!#NewYearsEve2017
— Brandon (@brandongroeny) January 1, 2018
— Homo For The Holigays (@GayPatriot) January 1, 2018
2018 already off to a great start – there’s no Kathy Griffin on the New Years Eve show! #NewYearsEve2017
— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) January 1, 2018
Kathy who???? ?????
— Laurie ??????? (@lauriemarcine) January 1, 2018
Kathy: Trump broke me.
hahaha love it.
— The Man (@CUZMEN) January 1, 2018
Kathy Griffin ruined herself…the Trump Train did nothing to her!!
— Treya judith (@Treya108) January 1, 2018
She’s a bonehead, not worthy of any discussion.
— Allen Brown (@MammothAllen) January 1, 2018
Yeah ppl r finding out messing with Trump doesn’t usually work out well
— SEND OUR LYING MSM TO GITMO (@midwestcher) January 1, 2018