Andy Richter does the worst Gingrich impersonation ever

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:30 EDT
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"Conan" co-host Andy Richter tries out his impression of Newt Gingrich. Image: Screencapture, TeamCoco.com.
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“Conan” co-host Andy Richter doesn’t “do impressions,” nor does he follow politics, he explained Tuesday night.

Despite this, at Conan O’Brian’s urging he donned a gray wig and, for the briefest moment, was “95 percent” of the way to being Newt Gingrich. But then, he opened his mouth.

“Now just say something Newt Gingrich would say,” Conan urged. “Just say something Newt Gingrich-ie!”

“Yee-haw, I’m the governor of Texas?” Andy answered.

“No, no,” Conan replied. “Andy, that’s Rick Perry.”

“Um … I did not sleep with those women?” Andy said.

“No, no, that’s Herman Cain,” Conan said.

“I did not sleep with those men,” Andy offered.

“That’s Marcus Bachmann, no,” Conan answered.

“You betcha?” Andy fired back.

“No, that’s Sarah Palin,” Conan answered. “And she’s not even running.”

“Uhm … You’re gonna love the way you look, I guarantee it,” Andy concluded.

“Andy, that’s George Zimmer, founder of the Men’s Warehouse,” Conan said.

“I know, but that’s who I voted for in 2008!” Andy resigned.

This video is from TBS’ “Conan,” broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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