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Andy Richter and Conan O’Brien Reunite for Tonight Show

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Andy Richter and Conan O'Brien

Andy Richter helped launch Phase 1 of ‘s late-night career, so it only seems fitting that he be there for Phase 2.

Just days after closing up shop in New York, NBC’s comedic redhead delivered big news to his longtime Late Night fans: Richter, O’Brien’s former sidekick, will be moving west with him.

Although Andy has starred in several TV projects (Andy Richter Controls the Universe and Andy Barker, P.I.) since his 2000 exit, the 42-year-old is best remembered for 7 years of staring contests on Conan’s couch. Now Richter will get to play Tonight Show announcer for his good friend. (He will also appear in various sketches, etc.)

Conan - and Andy’s - new 11:30 gig will officially begin on June 1.

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Russell Brand to Host MTV’s Video Music Awards

Kristen Bell and Russell BrandIf you couldn’t stomach the thought of seeing Jason Segel’s privates, you probably missed one of ‘s great cast additions. Fortunately for you, that scene stealer will soon be storming American television.

Although he is barely known on this side of the water, British comedian (Marshall‘s Aldous Snow) has been chosen by the MTV to host the Video Music Awards this September. Brand, who has a bit of a reputation of being a bad boy, was apparently chosen after execs saw him performing his stand-up routine in LA.

Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time Brand has been associated with the network. Russell acknowledges that he was fired from his job as a VJ in London when he came to work dressed as Osama Bin Laden…on Sept. 12, 2001.

So what can viewers expect from the wild-haired comic? If his recent appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien show was any indication, it is going to be the funniest broadcast yet. (You can see that clip after the jump.)

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Jay Leno’s Last Day Announced

Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien

What seemed so far off in the future has now been given a date. ‘s departure from The Tonight Show will happen on May 29, 2009.

This calendar announcement was announced earlier Monday by NBC. The news ended any speculation that the network might chicken out and keep the ratings winner in place a bit longer. Also solidifying the decision made years ago was the date chosen for ‘s time shift: June 1.

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