Andy Richter to host game show spun off from ’Jimmy Kimmel Live’

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Former Chicago improviser Andy Richter, the longtime Conan O’Brien sidekick and occasional sitcom actor, is branching out as a game show host.

Richter has been hired to emcee “Big Fan,” an ABC series based on the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” segment“Who Knows…?” Each episode brings together three groupies of a particular celebrity, and the one who knows the most abouthis or her idol advances to a final round against the actual star.

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Kimmel is a producer of the series, a spinoff akin to the “Lip Sync Battle” segments on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” that became a series on Spike.

“Andy Richter is a great host,” Kimmel said, “and I can’t think of a better way to terrify celebrities.”

Here’s one of the most popular of the Kimmel bits, starring Katy Perry:

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