Conan O’Brien fans may have shed a few crocodile tears over the loss of band leader Max Weinberg, but they can wipe their eyes knowing that longtime Conan sidekick Andy Richter will be back on the show when “Conan” makes its debut on TBS November 8.
“I’m thrilled to be going back to work with Conan, and very excited to start a whole new venture on TBS,” Richter said in a TBS press release. “However, I am mostly looking forward to getting out of the house again.”
Said Conan of the deal: “This decision was made without my authority. I will get to the bottom of this.”
He kids the Richter.
News of Richter’s return to the show was an open secret. He spoke with New York magazine’s Vulture blog and all but confirmed it earlier this week. “It’s about as important a national secret as there is. All will be revealed. Like maybe even Tuesday. But at the Warner Bros. lot [where O'Brien's show is based], there’s a parking spot with my name on it. It doesn’t take a genius to figure it out.”
Now it’s official.
Press release after the jump: