The Eric Andre Show just began it’s third season on Adult Swim. Andre has made absurd, wild and spur of the moment comedy his stock in trade. Indeed, time and time again, Andre leaves guest stars scratching their heads while trying to absorb what they have witnessed after appearing with the comical late night talk-show-host.
The Eric Andre Show is more likely to feature celebrity impersonators than the real people. This is because booking real celebrities on the program is proving to be difficult, considering what typically goes on during the course of a show. When a real celebrity does appear on the comic’s talk show, they usually end up baffled, at best, and speechless or disgusted at worst. Typically, a celebrity appearing on the show should expect to face a barrage of nonsensical questions while witnessing outlandish, line-crossing displays of staged violence, nudity, or both.
The recent episode featuring the cannabis enthusiast and rapper, Wiz Khalifa, epitomizes what can and does happen on The Eric Andre Show. The episode opened in a relaxed-enough fashion, with Wiz Khalifa smoking a joint while being bombarded by Andre’s bizarre questions and suggestions about the two of them appearing on stage together at Wiz Khalifa gig. The rapper calmly responded, “No,” to each and every question, before everything quickly spiraled out of control. First there was a random raccoon while the show host punched his desk into an obliterated mess of destruction, followed by a George Clooney impersonator appearing from the pile of rubble to log-roll around on the floor. Khalifa spent the last portion of the show covering his face with his hands while peering through fingers as Andre repeatedly sucker punched a naked production assistant in the stomach.
Although Wiz Khalifa was calm and relatively collected (albeit puzzled and confused) throughout the mayhem on the set of Andre’s show, the same cannot be said of all prior guests. For example, 1980s action movie star Dolph Lundgren seemed to be ready to fight the talk show host when he felt that Andre was making fun of him.
In another outlandish episode, Lauren Conrad, a television actress turned author, actually walked off the set of the show. She exited, in obvious disgust, after Andre vomited and on his desk and then proceeded to eat it. Yet again, regular viewers of the program generally conclude that these antics, and the responses by the guests, represent the standard operating procedure on The Eric Andre Show.
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