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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
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Perlman, Nealon head to 'Cleveland'

Perlman, Nealon head to 'Cleveland'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Rhea Perlman and Kevin Nealon have booked guest appearances on "Hot in Cleveland," TV Land said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Richter returns as O'Brien's sidekick

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LOS ANGELES, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and writer Andy Richter is reuniting with his longtime collaborator Conan O'Brien on O'Brien's new chat show "Conan," TBS said Tuesday.
Stars line up for 'Monk' milestone

Stars line up for 'Monk' milestone

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Richter, O'Brien team up for NBC comedy

LOS ANGELES, March 7 (UPI) -- Conan O'Brien and his former "Late Night" sidekick, Andy Richter, are together again for an NBC primetime series.

Jason Priestly to guest star on 'Quints'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Former "Beverly Hills 90210" star Jason Priestley will guest star on "Quintuplets" in a special holiday episode, Fox announced Wednesday.

L.A. 'Hell House' spoofs Denver original

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Hollywood theater group has spoofed "Hell House," a show depicting hell, by adding a comic twist to the original production developed by a Denver minister.

Richter gets new Fox series

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- Former Conan O'Brien sidekick Andy Richter is set to return to U.S. TV comedy in the new Fox show "Quintuplets," the New York Daily News said Monday.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2003 with 64 to follow.
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Cathy's World: Tim Conway 'On the Spot'

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- I wish "On the Spot," the WB's new half scripted/half improvised comedy that premieres Thursday night at 9:30, were funnier. But the problem with improv is it g

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Video of the Week: 'Big Trouble'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Because "Big Trouble's" plot hinges on skyjackers smuggling a weapon past clueless airport baggage inspectors, Touchstone Pictures postponed the release of this hilarious comedy from a date only 10 days after Sept. 11, 2001 to last April. With its marketi
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Nominees and winners at 54th Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- The following is a list of nominees for the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, to be presented in Los Angeles Sunday night, followed by a list of winners in tec
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Andy Richter
Andy Richter arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "The Aristocrats" July 20, 2005, in Los Angeles. Richter plays himself in the documentary film where one hundred superstar comedians tell the same obscene joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville. (UPI Photo/John Hayes)

Paul Andrew "Andy" Richter (born October 28, 1966) is an American actor, writer, comedian, and late night talk show announcer. He is best known for his role as the sidekick of Conan O'Brien on each of the host's programs: Late Night and The Tonight Show on NBC, and Conan on TBS. He is also known for his voice work in the Madagascar films and for starring in the sitcoms Quintuplets, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, and Andy Barker, P.I..

Richter, the third of four children, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His mother, Glenda Swanson (née Palmer), was a kitchen cabinet designer, and his father, Laurence R. Richter, taught Russian at Indiana University for more than 32 years. Richter was raised in Yorkville, Illinois. In high school, he was elected Prom King.

In the late 1980s, Richter attended Columbia College Chicago as a film major. While at Columbia he learned the basics of comedic acting and writing by starring in numerous student films and videos. After leaving Columbia in 1988 Richter worked as a production assistant on commercial shoots in Chicago. In 1989, he began taking classes at Chicago's Improv Olympic. His quick wit and acting skills catapulted him from student to "House Performer" within a year. Richter branched out working with "The Comedy Underground" and the Annoyance Theater.

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