Andy Richter Controls The Universe


Andy Richter: Yeah. It was originally titled Anything Can Happen, but now it might be titled Andy Richter Controls The Universe. They wanted to get ‘Andy’ in the title, so I just thought, well, if they’re going to try and do that, I’d better come up with something that I like a little better. I thought that, with Andy Richter Controls The Universe, no one could possibly take that seriously. I was afraid that if they put it in the title, it would somehow end up being Everybody Loves Andy, like Everybody Loves Raymond, which is a very good show, but the worst title ever. Whoever said that should be the title really should be selling cars now.

Interviewer: People remember it.

Andy Richter: Yeah, but they remember Vietnam, too.”

The Public

“… I used to do college dates, and I actually had to stop doing them because it was just… David Sedaris, in one of his books, has a great thing about how, when you work in front of the public, you really want to view people as unique, special, and rare unto themselves. But, then, the more time you spend, the more you realize everyone’s the … same. I used to do these college dates. I’d go and I’d make a month’s rent in one night, so it was kind of hard to say no, but I had to stop doing them because it got so sad, like, people in the Q&A part going, ‘Are you ever gonna win a staring contest? Ha ha ha!’ And it’s not their fault. That’s, I guess, a relatively clever question if you’re a fan of the show, but after the 10th time, it started to make me feel really sad.”

Andy Richter