Andy Richter Joining Conan O’Brien’s Show on TBS

     October 12, 2010

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Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien and comedian Andy Richter have been working together intermittently since 1993. Though it had always been assumed that wherever Conan landed after leaving NBC in a huff, Richter wouldn’t be far behind. Well today TBS announce (via press release) that the longtime duo will be together again for Conan, the new late night show premiering on November 8th at 11/10c on TBS. Always making with the funny Richter said, “I’m thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS.  However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again.” Conan followed suit by saying, “This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this.” I know I can’t wait for Conan’s return with Andy at his side. How about you?

If you’re already craving some time with Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, check out a video of them interviewing each other after the jump along with the press release.

Here’s the press release:

Andy Richter to Return in Conan

Longtime O’Brien Collaborator Will Join Conan on TBS Beginning Nov. 8

One of the longest running teams in late-night television will again take the stage together as Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter join forces on Conan, which premieres Monday, Nov. 8, at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS.

A collaboration that began Sept. 13, 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.

Andy Richter stated, “I’m thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS.  However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again.”

Conan O’Brien added, “This decision was made without my authority.  I will get to the bottom of this.”

Actor and writer Andy Richter rose to fame on Late Night with Conan O’Brien as O’Brien’s sidekick since 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.

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