Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien reunite for 'Tonight'

Andy Richter, Conan O'Brien reunite for 'Tonight': "Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien—together again.

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.”"