Andy Richter to return in 'Conan'by jmaloni
Longtime O'Brien collaborator will join 'Conan' on TBS beginning Nov. 8
A collaboration that began in 1993, O'Brien and Richter have developed a comedic chemistry that few performers have achieved. Through two late-night franchises and the recently concluded "The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour," Richter has been a consistent asset to O'Brien.
"I'm thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS," Richter said. "However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again."
"This decision was made without my authority," O'Brien added. "I will get to the bottom of this."
An actor and writer, Richter rose to fame on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" as O'Brien's sidekick upon its premiere on Sept. 13, 1993. He starred in the Emmy-nominated "Andy Richter Controls the Universe" for the Fox network and the series "Andy Barker, P.I." for NBC. Richter has been very active in the feature film world, as well. His many appearances include such films as Robert Altman's "Dr. T and the Women," "Scary Movie 2," "Elf," "Madagascar," "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," "Talladega Nights," "Blades of Glory" and "Semi-Pro." He was most recently seen on TBS hosting "Team Coco Presents: The Conan Writers Live."
Richter attended the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and Columbia College, where he studied film and video.
"Conan" will originate from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and will be produced by Conaco LLC. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.