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[[caption-width-right:320:Ladies and Gentlemen! The Eric Andre Show!]]

A talk show that airs on Creator/AdultSwim, created, written and 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 will almost always go off on unrelated tangents during the interview or doesn't pay attention at all, while random and absurd things happen, either done by Hannibal, members of the crew or band, objects, or animals that suddenly pop onto the stage. The set is specifically designed to keep the guests not exactly relaxed; for example, beforehand they'd put a heater in the guest's sofa, or during the show, water is sprayed all over the guest. And not to mention, 90% of the time, the guests are totally unaware of what they're supposed to expect during the whole taping.

Oh yeah, and he has a habit of wrecking the set every episode (then it gets magically fixed). In between segments are sketches of him doing street pranks mostly in New York City.
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!!Tropes:
* BlatantLies: Some of the guests clearly aren't who Eric says they are, but he treats them as if they were the real deal anyway.
* ButtMonkey: 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.
* CallBack: Early in Season 2 there was an extremely uncomfortable interview with Eric Balfour from ''Series/{{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.
* TheCameo: [[FallOutBoy Pete Wentz]] appears [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment for a few seconds]] at the end of the Lorenzo Lamas episode to deliver AnAesop and walk away.
** ChrisRock briefly appears near the end of the Season 3 finale as the director of the "Bird Up" segments.
* TheChewToy: 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.
* CloudCuckooland: The set of the show itself.Starting in Season 2, WordOfGod credits a dream sequence in TwinPeaks for the set. Lampshaded by Questlove:
-->'''Questlove''': "...What is this place?"
* CloudCuckoolander: Eric, and Russell Brand in spades. Some of the guests can act this way as well.(Hannibal is generally the voice of comparative, critical reason.)
* CombatPragmatist: Hannibal. Whereas Eric destroys the set by turning himself into a human wrecking-ball, Hannibal has a simpler solution: '''MoreDakka'''.
* CouchGag: Eric destroying the set during the introduction sequence has different actions per episode:
** Eric playing with a Ouija board.
** Eric throwing boiling water at a naked man.
** Eric [[RefugeInAudacity removing his teeth with pliers, than making out with a stagehand]].
*** All of these sequences end with Hannibal walking on-set, oblivious to what just happened.
* CringeComedy: Most of the guest segments. Especially Tatanya Ali and Sinbad.
** The street segments in Season 2 take this UpToEleven.
* DistantFinale[=/=]DownerEnding: Parodied at the end of the first season. [[spoiler:R.I.P. Eric Andre (1983–2028)]]
* DudeNotFunny: In-Universe: Hannibal is constantly calling Eric out on this.
* GainaxEnding: Nearly every episode and segment ever.
* GenreDeconstruction: This seems to basically be the concept of the show.
** DeconstructiveParody
* InNameOnly: 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.
* MadeOfIron: The shit that Eric puts his body through is ridiculous. It'd be impossible to count how many times he's just been shot.
* MindScrew: Constantly and PlayedForLaughs. Some segments seem particularly [[DavidLynch 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?
* MoodWhiplash: Frequently
* NegativeContinuity: ''To say the least.''
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Eric will often appear naked while [[TrashTheSet trashing the set]] in the opening credits.
** A RunningGag in the street segments of season 1 was Eric streaking. [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in one episode, where he crashes a ''nudist colony'' wearing a tuxedo, shouting "[[RefugeInAudacity We're going reverse streaking!]]"
* NonSequitur: Extremely frequent, not just in dialogue but in the many, many {{Big Lipped Alligator Moment}}s per episode, such as a two second cut to Eric running maniacally through the street screaming and holding a chicken.
* OverlyLongGag: Hannibal explaining to Harry Shum, Jr. what he'd want his Fatality to be if he were a ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' character. It's basically Hannibal standing still and repeatedly pantomiming throwing an apple.
* PracticalJoke: 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.
* RefugeInAudacity: The show ''runs'' on this. Expect constant speechlessness from guests and witnesses to street segments.
* SerialEscalation: Every episode seems to be more violent and destructive than the last.
* ShoutOut: Many to LiveActionTV/TwinPeaks in the second season, such as the change to red curtains and the statue from the Black Lodge, and a segment where Eric [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 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.
* StraightMan: Hannibal; the fact that he manages to be this and a CloudCuckoolander at the same time speaks about how weird this show is.
* StylisticSuck: Everything about the show. The cameras seem to come from a different decade each, mostly from the Seventies to the early Nineties.
* SurrealHumor
* TrashTheSet: 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—the net effect is to make Eric seem like a soul condemned, Sisyphus-like, eternally to roll a chat-show off the edge of a cliff and then host it again.
** Taken UpToEleven in the Season 2 Finale when the entire episode is basically Eric breaking the set.
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