Andy Richter

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Quotes (7)

  • Andy: I wouldn't want to be a talk show host. That's another awkward compliment people make. "You should have your own talk show." And I think, no thank you.

  • Andy: You're boring me. You're doing it wrong.

  • Andy: (On being prom king) Because homecoming came first, and there was the homecoming court. The five guys on homecoming court were disqualified from being in the prom court. So being prom king was being sixth most popular.

  • Andy: When I first started working, it was a little bit like that. They said, "Come be a writer, but we'll find a place for you to perform somehow." Initially, I wasn't that helpful as a writer. Because, if you tell me what the bit is, I can come up with jokes for it. I can write dialogue, but what they needed was guys who could say, Okay, it's a machine where you put in a piece of fruit and pull on this lever and out comes a celebrity joke.

  • Andy: We've been swimming at nude beaches and I love to go skinny dipping, but I'm sorry, sitting on top of a mountain, that's just, you're trying to show off or something! That's ridiculous.

  • Andy: Some people are born with a brain that has this weird, magical mathematical thing that makes them an amazing jazz musician.

  • Andy: If somebody's looking at pictures of naked people and you go, "Oh I don't want to see that," you're lying. Cause naked people are always interesting. Always. Whether they're beautiful, or naked or 500 pounds.

Trivia (19)

  • Richter's wife, Sarah Thyre, is a veteran writer of Strangers with Candy. A show that Richter had two cameo appearances on.

  • Award: Richter was nominated for the WGA award for "Comedy/Variety (Including Talk) Series" for Late Night With Conan O'Brien in 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2001. He won in 1997 and 2000.

  • Award: Richter was nominated for the Gemini Award for "Best Performance or Host in a Variety Program or Series" for his work on "The True Meaning of Christmas Specials" in 2003.

  • Award: Richter, along with his fellow crewmates, were nominated for the Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program" for Late Night With Conan O'Brien in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000.

  • Richter announced his retirement from Late Night With Conan O'Brien on September 11th 1999.

  • Richter is set to star in the upcoming movie Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.

  • Richter stands at 6' 2" (1.88 m).

  • Richter holds the Celebrity Jeopardy record for highest win in a single game at $29,400.

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