Andy Cohen’s Assistant Said the ‘Housewives’ Used to Be Her Least Favorite Bravo Show

by Jeremy Spirogis
Daryn Carp, Andy Cohen

Bravo producer Andy Cohen‘s assistant Daryn Carp lately revealed that she instructed Cohen all the Housewives collection was her least favourite Bravo present throughout her preliminary interview for the job. Cohen is the chief producer of the franchise.

Daryn Carp, Andy Cohen
Daryn Carp, Andy Cohen | Ralph Bavaro/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images

She recalled to Bustle that Cohen requested her throughout the interview course of to call her most and least favourite Bravo reveals and why. “I mentioned my favourite was Inside the Actors Studio and my second favourite was Millionaire Matchmaker as a result of it teaches me what to do on dates with ladies,” Carp mentioned.

But when it got here to her least favourite, she didn’t need to deceive her potential future boss. “He goes, ‘What’s your least favourite Bravo present?’ I mentioned, ‘All the Housewives.’ To which his jaw dropped. I mentioned, ‘I don’t get it. All these ladies make a lot cash, and I don’t perceive why they’re complaining,’” she recalled.

Cohen was shocked by her remark

Needless to say, Cohen was in shock Carp had the heart to confess she didn’t watch or admire a single Housewives collection. “He couldn’t believe the chutzpah,” she mentioned. “Mouth agape, eyes bugging out. I had actually insulted the person’s bread and butter. But I didn’t kiss as much as him. He knew I wasn’t going to bullsh*t him. For the file, I like all of the Housewives now.”

Even although she was within the means of interviewing to be Cohen’s assistant, Carp wasn’t eager about being an assistant when she interviewed for the job in 2011. She was truly hoping to be a sport present host and didn’t know a lot about Cohen on the time.

She remembers the interview being speedy and direct. “He gets right to the point. Very quick, very fast-paced. He can juggle 50 things in his head, and I could see that, even in a three-minute interview,” she mentioned.

Her place as Cohen’s assistant grew to become a springboard for a variety of initiatives

Carp nonetheless works with Cohen, however she additionally hosts her personal reveals. She hosts two podcasts on Oxygen, plus she is the host of Reality Check on PeopleTV. And whereas Carp has her arms full, she’s nonetheless Cohen’s assistant.

“He doesn’t do well with change, and it would be very difficult to bring in someone new,” she mentioned. “I had to get him Passover ingredients for his Seder plate, and he was like, ‘I know this is really an assistant thing to do.’ But I’m family to him. I know his parents really well. I mean, I’m not going to be with him forever. I don’t know when that will be, but if the last nine years have been any indicator, we’ll communicate effectively, and I know he’ll support my decision.”

What recommendation has Cohen given her alongside the best way? “Be yourself, and listen to what your guest is saying. And not everyone’s going to like you. That’s OK. When someone’s not feeling Andy — Debra Winger, Tituss Burgess — you feel it from the start.”

She additionally took nice satisfaction in her work on BravoCon final fall too. “At BravoCon this past fall, Bravo entrusted me to be their correspondent,” she recalled. “They put me on air for 19 spots. On the last night, Luann [de Lesseps] was running a little late, and the audience was getting impatient. The president, the head of marketing, and the head of PR asked if I would go up and riff for 20 minutes. And I was like, ‘Guys, I’m not a standup.’ But I went up and said, ‘Ask me whatever you want about Andy Cohen.’ For the company to trust me to problem-solve in front of fans, it meant a lot.”

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