Video: Attack of the giggles

‘The Ridiculist‘ is the recurring segment on AC360 in which host Anderson Cooper reports on the sublimely absurd stories of the day in a method that is often a bit more creative the straight coverage one usually sees on his show. For example last night it featured a report on the recent story of French actor Gerard Depardieu getting thrown off an Air France flight for allegedly urinating on the aisle carpet near the plane’s bathroom. Cooper reported this story with series of crafty puns that were not just funny to viewers, some were especially hilarious to the news reader himself — the face of the “most trusted name in news” — who could not control his laughter for a good thirty seconds.