Andy Richter is probably best known for being a writer and the long-running “late-night sidekick” on Conan O’Brien’s series of talk shows. He’s also become known for being a very vocal and politically active celebrity.

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As is common for actors, musicians, and athletes who voice political opinions, Richter has been told to “stay in his lane.” Here’s what he has to say to those who tell him to stick to comedy.