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What The World Doesn’t Know About Comedian Eric Andre


“Ladies and gentlemen the Eric Andre Show…” Comedian and actor Eric André is the host,
creator, and chief visionary behind the barely controlled chaos that is Adult Swim’s The
Eric André Show. Combining elements of other reality-bending
talk-, prank-, and comedy shows, André and cohost Hannibal Buress routinely bewilder
and upset their celebrity guests, along with the victims of his real-world pranks. Here’s a look at comedian Eric André and
his surreal talk show. “Time for some Ranch!” Exclusive education André didn’t go to college to become a boundary-pushing
comedian. But while he graduated from the prestigious
Berklee College of Music in 2005 with a degree in playing the bass, he also used college
as a testing ground for his guerrilla comedy. He told Grantland that he’d post fliers around
the school announcing that major bands were playing secret gigs in the school cafeteria…
all at the same time. People who showed up would only arrive to
find disappointment. Andre recalled, “Different walks of life came to the cafeteria
at the same time, and when they got here, it was me, 11 bass players, two drummers,
and a cellist, just making a bunch of noise.” The GEICO Cavemen André created The Eric André Show as a vehicle
for himself when he couldn’t find enough work to pay the bills, and was living on unemployment
with only $200 to his name. His main gig right before his show got picked
up by Adult Swim was as a GEICO Caveman. No, not one of the ones from the commercials,
or even one from the short-lived ABC sitcom based on those commercials. André was a promotional mascot, representing
the insurance giant at various events, including Lollapalooza and Yankee games. And at least once, he made a spontaneous appearance
on Washington Post Live. “Wizards? Oh Wizards! I love baseball, man!” “different ball. No… bigger ball.” So if you had your picture taken with a GEICO
Caveman at a hockey game or the Super Bowl, it just might have been Eric André in a few
layers of heavy makeup. The pitch André skipped the usual TV show pitching
process and didn’t bother writing a script to pass around to networks. He knew his idea for an absurdist, chaotic,
stream-of-consciousness talk show wouldn’t really come through in written form, so he
filmed a sample episode on his own dime. He told Spin, “We rented out this little semi-abandoned,
semi-illegal bodega in the middle of Brooklyn.” “It had crap and piles of broken glass everywhere
and it was super nasty and we just cleaned it up a little bit, threw up curtains.” Over the course of a year, André taught himself
how to edit video and put the show together as a pitch, which he brought to a bunch of
networks who weren’t interested… except for Adult Swim, because really, if there was
ever a project tailor-made for Adult Swim, it’s The Eric André Show. “Cheers, I’ll drink to that!” ABC’s secret While The Eric André Show has run for four
seasons and counting, it’s still a cult hit that runs in the middle of the night on a
cable network. That means more people have probably seen
André in his role as lovelorn barista Mark on ABC’s Don’t Trust the B in Apt. 23, even
though it was canceled after two short seasons. Executives at Disney-owned ABC weren’t cool
enough to dig The Eric André Show, and weren’t too happy with his Adult Swim enterprise,
either. He told Huffington Post, “Sometimes for press releases it was like,
‘Hannibal from SNL and 30 Rock and Eric André from Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23 are
doing a new show on Adult Swim.’ And then like 14 people from ABC flew in on
helicopters, were like, ‘Don’t mention us in the Adult Swim show!'” Oddly enough, they didn’t have a problem with
his ABC costars guesting on The Eric André Show. Suffering for his craft Andre puts himself in constant danger for
his show, but some of the problems his comedy has caused have had lasting repercussions. For one of the show’s real-world pranks, André
crashed a city council meeting in Rancho Cucamonga, California. “Hey guys vote for me for class president
I’ll put beer in all the water coolers and cameras in the girls locker rooms. Woo! Go bobcats!” He was removed from the meeting hall, where
he then claimed his name was John Coltrane. André spent the night in jail. “Don’t taze me, bro.” But legal trouble isn’t even the worst of
it. Andre has hurt himself a lot over the course
of filming his show, including putting a hole in his butt cheek, tearing his back trying
to pick up a heavy chair, and possibly permanently messing up his knees while crouching in a
garbage can. “I have hepatitis!” Talk show from hell Guests on The Eric André Show often seem
very uncomfortable. And while André might be playing a character
named “Eric André” that isn’t quite his real self, the guests aren’t necessarily faking
it. “It’s time for darkness!” “darkness?” “What’s happening right now?” André told Splitsider that it was fun to
see celebrities, quote, “out of their comfort zones”, which he accomplishes through a variety
of maddening methods, including mild electrocution, water dripping from above, and worst of all,
rotten clams underneath the guest’s chair to produce a noxious, undeniable stench. And some of it has been enough to drive guests
to their breaking point. “You invite people here and yea, make a list. F—— every other person who doesn’t come
on your show because it’s f—— stupid.” The Hills star Lauren Conrad didn’t really
“get it” when she appeared on the show. After André put Conrad through a unique version
of hell, she walked off the show. “Nope.” “Nope!” André said Conrad’s publicity agency got
revenge by canceling nearly all its other clients scheduled to appear on the show. Rapper T.I. also walked off when the show’s
rampant nudity became a bit too much to handle. However, he later expressed regrets, posting
a video of the show on Instagram, calling it hilarious. And TV’s Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno , was
an almost-walkout. “So what, uh,”
“don’t get closer to me . Okay?” “If he gets closer, I’m gonna leave.” Eric & Rosario On Valentine’s Day 2017, André took to various
forms of social media to declare actress Rosario Dawson his “Valentine” as well as, quote,
“the undisputed most gorgeous being on the planet.” A lot of people thought it was a ruse, including
Chance the Rapper, who texted Dawson for confirmation. In response, André posted a photos of himself
and Dawson together, proving that the comedian and the actress are the real deal. A couple months later on The Late Show with
Stephen Colbert, Dawson said that after she had emergency surgery for a ruptured ovarian
cyst, André was there for her. “He took care of me in an adult diaper. that’s love.” Thanks for watching! Click the Grunge icon to subscribe to our
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100 thoughts on “What The World Doesn’t Know About Comedian Eric Andre

  1. "HeRe's wHAt YoU DoNT kNow AboUt ErIC" like shut the fuck up lmao what id like to know is when is it TIME TO DELIVER A PIZZA BAAAAWLLL

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  3. ive only seen this dude from memes and what i can get from seeing a little bit of clips is that he shoots people

    alot

  4. Lol 😂 so he the first Geico caveman…lol. Cool though.. Hannibal. The black actor is a cool actor and comedian too

  5. Wait….all this time I really thought that the guests were following a script.

  6. Damn, at least Eric puts all these actors through hell. He still treats the one he loves with all the care and love In the world, Eric isn't as bad as people seem.

  7. I have always wondered what is the name of the tune grunge uses in their videos, can someone name it please?

  8. You didn’t even mention how Hannibal round-housed Flavor Flav in the face. Flav was so salty he blew up the show on social media saying it was fake. If it was fake then why was he so mad. Salty ass clown

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  11. I seen this guy living in a dumpster on two broke girls , didn't even know his name and won't remember it after this

  12. He played stand up bass not bass get it right bruthaman. Hes like one of those black guys from the 1940s that played in a blues band. Because every black guy has a bass in his basement hah

  13. Rosario Dawson is not good enough for u dude
    She shits her pants and she admitted it damn u can do better
    Like when she doesn’t shit her pants

  14. Yaaaaaaawn. 😴
    Eric Andre is a Jackass (johnny Knoxville) wanna be. Seen all this before on steroids. Step up your game or go home eric..

  15. This is hands down my favorite show. My friends make fun of me for it but Andre is crazy talented for being able to create such chaos

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