Conan O’Brien’s ‘Tonight Show’ announcer, Andy Richter, made his first television appearance after leaving "The Tonight Show" last month by filling in for Regis Philbin today on "Live with Regis and Kelly," The Wrap reports.
O’Brien is legally bound from talking on television about his departure from NBC, but Richter isn’t.
Commenting about Jay Leno, Richter said he was frustrated to see Leno offer heaps of support six years ago, only to turn around years later.
"It’s very frustranting when someone says… ‘I’m going to hand this over… and then doesn’t,’ Richter said.
Later, discussing Leno’s comments that he was under contract to NBC and couldn’t just leave the network, Richter added, cuttingly, " Multimillionaires are always being forced to do things they don’t want to do."