Richter, who was O’Brien’s sidekick for seven years on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” will be the announcer when his buddy takes over as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien” on June 1, the network has announced.
It’s been almost nine years since they worked together on a daily basis. They should have never stopped working together, which was obvious during O’Brien’s final “Late Night” on Friday, when Richter helped O’Brien say goodbye by showing clips of some of their favorite old skits.
Thankfully Richter also will participate in comedy bits on “The Tonight Show.”
“Andy is one of the funniest people I know and we’ve maintained a close friendship since he left “Late Night,” O’Brien said in a press statement. “We have a proven chemistry that will be an incredible asset to ‘The Tonight Show.’ I’m looking forward to working with Andy on a daily basis again, particularly since he owes me $300.”
As a huge fan of the show, i’m pretty excited about Andy coming back. I remember feeling a bit cheated when he left the show because I always thought of the two as a comedy “team”. I also loved watching the guests sit in the middle of them and try to decide whether or not to even acknowledge Andy’s presence.
Can’t wait for the first time they “take the desk for a drive”