Holy crap Andy Richter and Conan O’Brien are reuniting on the small screen. Andy Richter will be The Tonight Show’s announcer and appear on live and pre-tapped skits. So I guess the crazy announcer Joel Godard won’t be making the move over to California then? I’m happy that Andy Richter is coming back because I felt that was some of the best years on Conan. I hope they bring back the staring contests!
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.”