The Eric Andre Show
The Eric Andre Show is an American surreal comedy television series on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. The show premiered in the United States on May 20, 2012, and is a parody of low-budget public-access talk shows. The series is hosted by comedian Eric Andre along with comedian Hannibal Buress (who later left the show to pursue other projects) and later James Hazley, who serves as Andre's sidekick.
Comedian Eric Andre hosts his late-night talk show with short sketches, candid camera footage, and non-sequiturs. Hilarity ensues.
Why It Rocks
- The Eric Andre show is a parody of every terrible art school party, noise show and stand-up act that was only laughable because of how bad it was. These flavours are combined to create a deconstruction of the talk/skit late-night show that occasionally ascends to brilliance.
- The sublime intro sequence begins slowly but rapidly advances in tempo as Mr Andre destroys his set and clothes in an escalating fit of madness before being suddenly clothed again and sitting down exhausted. As a new curtain descends behind him, a fresh desk is pushed in front of him and whatever decoration is used for the current season is replaced back to their original position, the audience is left with the illusion that this act repeats week after week and the show is performed in the expanding refuse of previous sets.
- The randomness and unpredictability of the show will keep you entertained, with some bits having pure genius acting and writing which can be observed only if you watch it with full attention.
- Hannibal Buress does a great job as the "sidekick" to Eric, providing strange momentum and sometimes saying something that's fully incoherent and doesn't connect to anything whatsoever. Too bad that he left the show early in Season 5 to pursue other projects and was replaced by James Hazley (Blannibal).
- The comedy can be in your face or really subtle and witty at times during Eric Andre's numerous skits and Hannibal as one of the funniest co-hosts.
- The sketches, usually with guest stars, are original and hilarious, which is also helped by the comedic timing of Eric, Hannibal, or said guest(s).
- In between the craziness, the show also has some heartwarming moments like having a poignant tribute to Naya Rivera in its end credit as her appearance in Season 5 Episode 6 is her last official media appearance before her tragic drowning on July 8, 2020.
- The show will officially never end as Eric has stated in an interview that he'll keep it running with as many new episodes as possible as it's the only one he has full creative control of. This means there will never be a shortage of Eric in times to come.
- The show keeps repeating the same pattern, destruction of random things, crying, naked body, vomit, farts, emotional dramas, Sherlock, poems, piano, planets, Saturn, hawk and Obama.
- Hannibal's replacement, Blannibal, isn't as good as him.
- In each opening sequence, Eric destroys the set in a slightly different manner.
- Eric André edited and financed the test pilot by himself.
- Singer Demi Lovato and Ren & Stimpy creator John Kricfalusi appeared as guests in the episode "The Eric André New Year's Eve Spooktacular".
- The show spawned numerous memes just from the absurd comedy alone, notably "We'll Be Right Back", "Let me in, LET ME IIIIIIIIINNNNNN!!!!!!!", "Who killed Hannibal?", "Why are you booing me? I'm right!", "Wack." and "Cheers, bro, I'll drink to that.".