The Laugher Has Become the Laughee: Andy Ritcher Gets His Own Sidekick


Sick of his boss hogging all of the attention, Andy Ritcher got his own sidekick in Jimmy Pardo last night. “I’m like you. I need to be validated by someone else when I say something funny,” Andy explained to Conan. The addition of Conan’s warm-up comedian and champion podium jockey revealed the true nature of the sidekick roll: banter stooge and meat-based laugh track.  Plus the location of Pardo’s desk makes him look about two feet tall. If only Jimmy also had a small sidekick, thus beginning an infinite stream of increasingly tiny Jimmy Pardos. It’s just Jimmy Pardos all the way down.