Series: The Eric Andre Show

Ladies and Gentlemen! The Eric Andre Show!

A talk show that airs on [adult swim], hosted by actor, comedian and all-around Cloudcuckoolander Eric Andre, with fellow comedian Hannibal Buress as co-host.

Well, "talk show" is a loose way of saying it. Eric often goes off on tangents while asking the questions or doesn't really pay attention most of the time. The authenticity of the guests varies: Sometimes they're who Eric says they are. Other times, not even close. Oh yeah, and he has a habit of wrecking the set every episode (though it's always fixed not a second after he finishes). In between segments are sketches of him messing around on the streets.


  • Blatant Lies: Some of the guests clearly aren't who Eric says they are, but he treats them as if they were the real deal anyway.
  • Butt Monkey: Eric
    • That poor, poor drummer.
      • Funnily enough, the only time when he doesn't suffer horrible injuries is when Hannibal was running the show instead of Eric.
  • Call Back: Early in Season 2 there was an extremely uncomfortable interview with Eric Balfour from Haven where Eric asked if he'd ever slept with any "Oriental background actresses". A few episodes later, Eric mentioned meeting up with some Oriental background actresses during one of the "Ranch It Up" segments.
  • The Cameo: Pete Wentz appears for a few seconds at the end of the Lorenzo Lamas episode to deliver An Aesop and walk away.
    • Chris Rock briefly appears near the end of the Season 3 finale as the director of the "Bird Up" segments.
  • The Chew Toy: Street Correspondent Paul Littleson appears a few times, in all of them, he is being hurt in a mundane but funny way.
    • Again, as it bears repeating, but that poor, poor goddamn drummer.
  • Cloud Cuckooland: The set of the show itself. Lampshaded by Questlove:
    Questlove: "...What is this place?"
  • Cloud Cuckoolander: Eric, Hannibal, and Russell Brand in spades. Some of the guests can act this way as well.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Hannibal. Whereas Eric destroys the set by turning himself into a human wrecking-ball, Hannibal has a simpler solution: More Dakka.
  • Couch Gag: Eric destroying the set during the introduction sequence has different actions per episode:
  • Cringe Comedy: Most of the guest segments. Especially Tatanya Ali and Sinbad.
  • Distant Finale/Downer Ending: Parodied at the end of the first season. R.I.P. Eric Andre (19832028)
  • Dude, Not Funny!: In-Universe: Hannibal is constantly calling Eric out on this.
  • Gainax Ending: Nearly every episode and segment ever.
  • Genre Deconstruction: This seems to basically be the concept of the show.
  • In Name Only: Most of the "celebrity guests", which leads to more confusion as they get more obscure and you actually don't know if it's the real one or not.
    • Happens much less often in season 2, which feature mostly actual celebrities with a couple fake ones recurring from the first season.
  • Made of Iron: The shit that Eric puts his body through is ridiculous. It'd be impossible to count how many times he's just been shot.
  • Mind Screw: Constantly and Played for Laughs. Some segments seem particularly Lynchian, such as "Savion Glover", who just ran around screaming with a rotisserie chicken taped around his head and over his face while wearing a wig and breaking things, and... tap dancing?
  • Mood Whiplash: Frequently
  • Negative Continuity: To say the least.
  • Naked People Are Funny: Eric will often appear naked while trashing the set in the opening credits.
  • Non Sequitur: Extremely frequent, not just in dialogue but in the many, many Big Lipped Alligator Moments per episode, such as a two second cut to Eric running maniacally through the street screaming and holding a chicken.
  • Overly Long Gag: Hannibal explaining to Harry Shum, Jr. what he'd want his Fatality to be if he were a Mortal Kombat character. It's basically Hannibal standing still and repeatedly pantomiming throwing an apple.
  • Practical Joke: Eric does a lot of absurd, creative pranks on the city streets... like running from a pack of guys dressed up just like him. He longs for people to stop and stare, confounded at human bizarreness.
  • Refuge in Audacity: The show runs on this. Expect constant speechlessness from guests and witnesses to street segments.
  • Serial Escalation: Every episode seems to be more violent and destructive than the last.
  • Shout-Out: Many to Twin Peaks in the second season, such as the change to red curtains and the statue from the Black Lodge, and a segment where Eric empties two whole clips of bullets into Hannibal mid-monologue, looks straight at the camera, and asks "Who killed Hannibal?" After which it segues into a parody of the Twin Peaks intro.
  • Straight Man: Hannibal; the fact that he manages to be this and a Cloud Cuckoolander at the same time speaks about how weird this show is.
  • Stylistic Suck: Everything about the show. The cameras seem to come from a different decade each, mostly from the Seventies to the early Nineties.
  • Surreal Humor
  • Trash the Set: At the beginning of every episode, Eric is seen rushing in and breaking everything (while also doing... other things). The set is always rebuilt within literally seconds.
    • Taken Up to Eleven in the Season 2 Finale when the entire episode is basically Eric breaking the set.