Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien once again will be side-by-side launching a late-night talk show, as NBC announced today that Richter will serve as the announcer and also sketch comedy player for The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien when it debuts on June 1.
Richter appeared on O'Brien's final "Late Night" last Friday. But he had been O'Brien's sidekick for close to seven years, from his "Late Night" start in September 1993 until May 26, 2000. From the official NBC press release, this statement from O'Brien: "Andy is one of the funniest people I know and we've maintained a close friendship since he left 'Late Night.' 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."
That reminds me, I'm going to need to create a few new categories.