A collaboration that began Sept. 13, 1993, O'Brien and Richter have developed a comedic chemistry that few performers have achieved. Through two late-night franchises and the recently concluded The Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour, Richter has been a consistent asset to O'Brien.
Conan O'Brien added, "This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this."
Actor and writer Andy Richter rose to fame on Late Night with Conan O'Brien as O'Brien's sidekick since its premiere on Sept. 13, 1993. He starred in the Emmy-nominated Andy Richter Controls the Universe for the Fox network and the series Andy Barker P.I. for NBC. Richter has been very active in the feature film world, as well. His many appearances include such films as Robert Altman's Dr. T and the Women, Scary Movie 2, Elf, Madagascar, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Blades of Glory and Semi-Pro. He was most recently seen on TBS hosting Team Coco Presents: The Conan Writers Live. Richter attended the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and Columbia College, where he studied film and video.
Conan will originate from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and will be produced by Conaco LLC. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.