As if there was any doubt, TBS has confirmed that Andy Richter will be Conan O’Brien’s sidekick and comic foil as the new late-night talker “Conan” debuts November 8th.
“A collaboration that began September 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,” TBS said in Tuesday’s statement.
“I’m thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS. However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again,” said Richter.
“This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this,” vowed O’Brien.
While O’Brien and Richter are reuniting for the new show, they will be without Max Weinberg, who had been bandleader on O’Brien’s two previous NBC shows. Jimmy Vivino has moved up to head the band on the TBS show.
“Conan” will originate from Stage 15 at Warner Bros. Studios and will be produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco LLC. Jeff Ross is the executive producer.