Last week, A-List TV personality Andy Cohen made an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers to talk about a range of topics, from his Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, to the ongoing political turmoil in Washington, to the drama-filled reality TV juggernaut Real Housewives franchise for which he serves as executive producer and de facto cast moderator.
However, if there’s one thing Cohen knows just as well as “housewives,” it’s live music. The TV star is a noted fan of The Grateful Dead and is frequently spotted at concerts nationwide.
During his visit to Late Night, Andy–the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show–spoke about how he treated himself for his recent birthday: As Cohen explained, “We were on hiatus from Watch What Happens Live, and I went out the the west coast and saw a bunch of Dead & Company shows, which was super fun!” When Meyers probed deeper about his guest’s history as a Deadhead, Andy explained that he’s been a “Maj” [abbreviated] fan since his junior year of high school.
Meyers then showed the audience a picture of Cohen at one of the shows, decked out in a dancing bear t-shirt and clearly having a blast with one familiar “housewife”: drummer Mickey Hart‘s wife, Caryl Hart. Explains Andy, “I, of course, connected with all the ‘real housewives of the Grateful Dead,’ I got involved in all their drama and everything. The wives just come to me and start confessing things [laughs].” You can watch the interview clip below, via Late Night‘s YouTube page:
Cohen’s connection to members of Dead & Company has been documented on multiple occasions in recent years, including that time he and his good friend John Mayer took a road trip to Santa Clara for the Dead’s Fare Thee Well shows in 2015, before Mayer was officially associated with the band. You can read Andy’s hilarious account of the “grateful” buddy trip in Entertainment Weekly here.