Amidst all the trouble in our world — war, terrorism, disease, wildfires, famine — it’s heartening to know that many of our news anchors and pundits can still freely exhibit signs of their joie de vivre live on the air. While some like or Brit Hume will always maintain their steely composure in the most trying of circumstances, others, most notably Bret Baier and Anderson Cooper are not so lucky and have had many incidences of chortling out of control at a goofy news story. Joe Scarborough
Over the years, Mediaite has been chronicling some of the best news anchor laughter breakdowns, and we’ve compiled many of them below for your amusement!
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Anderson Cooper Melts Down Over Gerard Depardieu Incident
In perhaps the most epic giggle breakdown of the genre, Cooper barely makes it through this ill-fated Ridiculist segment in one piece after reporting French actor
Gérard Depardieu was accused of urinating on a plane.
The Dirtier Minds On The Five Lose It After Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Accidental ‘Sex’ Joke
Kimberly Guilfoyle claimed that John Edwards wanted to have “his cake – or mistress – and eat it too," Beckel responded with a scandalized “Ooh!” and the rest of the panelists exploded in guffaws.
Megyn Kelly Explodes In Uncontrollable Laughter
Fox News reporter
Trace Gallagher had just filed a report about a North Carolina woman who had been brought back to life after her heart had stopped for 15 minutes when he tossed back to America Live host Megyn Kelly. The astonished Fox News host tried hard to wrap her head around his explanation, and somehow arrived at the hope one can divine from this story – that having your spouse stuff you in the freezer could one day save your life.
Joe And Mika Lose It Over The Revelations That Obama Ate Dog
When news of Obama's childhood dog eating hit,
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski could not contain themselves and had an uncontrollable laughing fit.
Matt Lauer Gets Goofy Over Package Sizes
Even the typically unflappable
Matt Lauer can get unraveled at times -- as he displayed here, letting his inner 12-year-old out in a fit of giggles over a story on "package size."
Colbert Hilariously Breaks Character Over Walgreens Pap Smears
Stephen Colbert is renown for being the master of deadpan, he couldn't keep it together during this segment responding to Brian Kilmeade's claim that women could get pap smears at Walgreens in one of his rare character breaks.
Anderson Cooper Says He Wants To Be Donna Brazile's Boo
During the 2008 primary, Cooper asked Brazile over Obama's plans. "He's told everyone," Brazile explained, "that he plans to sit down with Sen. Clinton at the right time."
"I'm looking for something he hasn't told anyone else -- just you," Cooper shot back.
"Anderson," Brazile scolded, "you're not my boo."
"I wanna be your boo," Cooper replied, pausing as the panel exploded. "I don't really even know what that means."
Megyn Kelly Cannot Stop Laughing Over Stripper Story
During one hysterical edition of
America Live, host Megyn Kelly broke down into a giggle fit after reporting about the Houston Chronicle writer who was fired after it was revealed that she worked part-time as an “exotic dancer.”
Joe And Mika Erupt Over Rick Perry's 2015 Gaffe
After playing footage of
Rick Perry Face the Nation‘s Bob Schieffer that voters are ready to have a change in the White House “in 2015," the Morning Joe crew were sent into peals of laughter.
“I love him,” Scarborough announced through his tears. “I love him.”
Erin Burnett Bursts Out Laughing Over Romney's Tummy
“The whole thing is just absolutely bizarre,” said Burnett, reacting to Romney’s interview clip. “Full tummy.”
“Full tummy,” she repeated later. “I don’t know, just something about hearing it out of a grown man was somewhat… strange.”
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