Not My Job: We Quiz Conan Sidekick Andy Richter On 'Conan The Destroyer' : NPR
Seems like hes got a pretty cushy job. What is the value in having him on the show? He barely ever incites a laugh or gets spoken to. UPDATE: A representative from Conaco, Conan O'Brien's production company, “There's no possible way more than one person could have. Sure, Conan and Andy Richter have been together since O'Brien hosted "Late Night," but that doesn't mean they have to get along all the time.
He later said of the decision, "After seven years of being on the show, I got itchy. I have a philosophy that if you enjoy good fortune, rather than sit there and say, 'Oh, that's fine, this amount is good enough for me,' you should try and push it. You should see how much you can stretch your good fortune. And I was curious. His first major venture, Fox 's Andy Richter Controls the Universewas canceled after two mid-season runs.
His next Fox sitcom, Quintupletslasted one season. His television series, Andy Barker P.Conan V Andy: Dawn Of #ConanCon - CONAN on TBS
In the series, Richter played an accountant who could not attract clients. Barker decides to pursue this job and becomes a private detective in earnest, and continues to do his accounting job, which seems to pick up as the series goes on.
The series was canceled after very poor ratings despite being named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the Top Ten Shows of In mid-DecemberRichter also began joining Conan on the couch during the celebrity interviews, much like he did in his former sidekick role on Late Night. Richter said he enjoyed having a steady paycheck again and not having to deal with production companies while developing television shows.
Richter said, "Now I'm so happy to be back and making TV every night, not asking permission from somebody and waiting six months to get their sparklingly clear and cogent notes. And then wait another month for them to get back from Hawaii and say, 'Yes, now we can go make television.
Game shows[ edit ] Richter was considered to be a potential host of the classic Pyramid game show that was being developed for CBSbut was ultimately not picked up by the network.
Conan O'Brien And Andy Richter Have Heated Pre-Show 'Fight' (VIDEO)
He hosted in place of O'Brien, who was still prohibited from hosting any television program until fall He had been a writer for "The Simpsons. Did you have like a mission statement?
Were you like, we'll do whatever we can until they take us off the air? It's like any time you're in over your head. You just act like you know what you're doing and hope they don't throw you out.
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And that's pretty much what we did. And they tried to throw us out a few times actually. I have to ask you - because you are now, as I said - and I know you're compared him all the time - sort of the Ed McMahon, the great sidekick The guy who's there with the other guy.
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Is there a secret to doing that? I think the main thing is just to have a slightly smaller ego than the host. It doesn't matter how big it is as long as it's smaller. I have a ferocious ego. I think I am the greatest thing on earth. But Conan thinks he's better than me.
Hey, you left Conan - oh, I guess it must meant back in late or so To strike out on your own because you were a pretty big star and you made your own TV shows, like, "Andy Richter Saves The Universe," right?
No, listen that - you know it's a bad title when no one can remember what it is. If I had to do it over again - they wanted - I didn't want my name in the title because I didn't want that much exposure. You know, I like the check, but I don't like the attention. But they wanted my name in the title, and so that was what we came up with. And it was very unwieldy.
Not the show - the show was great. I loved that show.