Former sidekick reteams with O'Brien
Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter are back together again.
Richter, who was O’Brien’s “Late Night” show sidekick from 1993-2000, has signed on to be the announcer on “The Tonight Show With Conan O’Brien” when the new version of the 11:30 p.m. NBC stalwart kicks off June 1.
In between taking on a role rendered iconic by former “Tonight Show” announcer Ed McMahon and ankling his sidekick gig on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” in May 2000, Richter has been involved in several comedy series. Included in that run is short-lived Fox laffer “Andy Richter Controls the Universe” and also-short-lived Peacock skein “Andy Barker, P.I.”
Richter has also appeared in films including “Talladega Nights,” “Blades of Glory” and “Semi-Pro.”