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Eric Andre is a standup comedian, actor and talk show host. He is best known for his work on the ABC comedy show, “Don’t Trust the B—in Apartment 23”. Now, he is hosting a talk show on the Adult Swim network, a supplement to the Cartoon Network. The program is called “The Eric Andre Show” and it has been described as being alternative and completely different to the traditional “men behind desks” late night shows. An interesting part of his show is the house band which consists of jazz musicians who disintegrate through the course of the episode, feigning not being able to keep it together emotionally. In additional to working in television, the comedian will be solidifying his place in the industry by embarking on a standup tour of North America. To attend one of his live routines, buy Eric Andre tickets.
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Developing a talk show has been a dream of Andre’s for a very long time. Before its production, and while promotional interviews were being carried out, he said that the show would contain elements of "Tom Green", and "Jiminy Click". It would also have traces of "Jackass" which contained physical comedy, in which the cast would indulge in dangerous activities, even if it meant they got hurt. It would perhaps be better to describe it as being a mock show rather than a serious talk show. Apart from the skits and the jokes that would be spread throughout the program, real guests will also be interviewed. Some "mock guests" will also be part of the episodes, for added comic relief.
With these ideas in mind, Andre wants to reinvent the idea of a talk show itself. A stereotypical talk show consists of a man who begins with an opening monologue, expressing his opinion on the various current events of the week, and continues on with interviews with the guest lineup. Andre’s talk show wants to break all these traditions and have a completely original program for the television. Their program begins instead with fake monologues in which Andre messes up on purpose which the supporting cast criticizes his every move and mocks him for failing. The reason why he feels that the tradition needs to be broken is that there is too much censorship in regular talk shows. He finds it boggling that the interviewer does his job with so many restrictions where the elephant in the room is not even tackled when that is very obviously what the audience needs. Andre feels that by being diplomatic to this degree, the talk show hosts present a form of pageantry in their work which is not honest and is too glossed over. Thus, he felt the need to develop a "fake talk show" in which he could do whatever he liked without a format.
When the idea of such a show was pitched to different networks, it was rejected right away. The show simply seemed too absurd to have a place on the television. When no network wanted to give it a shot, Andre decided to launch it as an independent project. He collected his team of experts and rented out a small place in Brooklyn where he would be able to shoot the program. A big segment of the shows is the "man on the street" skits in which Andre takes part in a series of pranks in which the ordinary people walking on the streets are the victims.
Andre produced the show himself, paying for every aspect of the shooting, editing and presenting from his pocket. In this process, he taught himself how to perform different aspects of the production end such as editing. Finally, it was Adult Swim who took a chance with this idea and gave Andre a budget big enough to shoot 10 episodes. Before this offer was made to him, he was barely getting by, making money off of performing standup routines in comedy clubs. He has come a long way since then. The sale of Eric Andre tickets around the country this year only proves that his career has a comedian has taken off and that much can be expected out of him in the years to come.
Other than his independent work, Andre is also looking to break into acting. He recently appeared in an episode of the "Big Bang Theory" which showed that he has much potential as a sitcom actor as well. He also had a role in the movie, "Level Up".