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July 6th, 2001

Andy Richter needs a new agent.

I like Andy Richter. Back when he was the sidekick of Late Night with Conan O’Brien, Andy stood out as a comedic genius. He went far above and beyond the call of duty, and brought a special element to the show.

When Andy left the show, fans were saddened. But he kept promising that he’d show up elsewhere, most notably in the movies. And now, that time has arrived.

Unfortunately, Andy’s showing up in movies such as Scary Movie 2 and the soon-to-be-epic, PootieTang. He even put in an appearance in Dr. Doolittle 2. I ask you, what is a man with such talent doing in productions so… so… bad? Maybe Andy’s looking to pull a Chris Elliott role and star in (generally) poorly-received productions because his audience can understand his humor no matter what venue. But Andy’s also new to many, many people out there… and they’ll just write him off as "that one guy in that one film".

Andy, I implore you: get a new agent. -pm

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

DATE: Friday July 6, 2001 -- 11:09:59AM
One does have to seize that first moment of fame with a *good* agent, or be reduced to taking any work available. Actors gotta eat.

I do wonder what Richter was offered. I suspect he took what was on his plate. I wouldn't have offered him Hamlet.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday July 6, 2001 -- 11:59:52AM
Perhaps he could have been Don Quixote?

FROM: Robert
DATE: Friday July 6, 2001 -- 1:46:42PM
No way, he's a born Sancho.

FROM: Matt
DATE: Saturday July 28, 2001 -- 2:28:44AM
Yes Paul, perhaps Andy is doing that. He did afterall co-star in Cabin Boy with Eliott. Maybe Eliott gave him some advice at the time.

DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 3:27:44 pm

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