Eric André

Eric André

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Eric André is an American actor, comedian and television host best known for his surreal parody talk show, The Eric André Show in which he plays pranks on his guests. He has also starred in series including Man Seeking Woman and Don't Trust the B In Apartment 23.


Eric André was born in Boca Raton, Florida on April 4th, 1983.[1] He began his television career playing small parts on shows such as Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Big Bang Theory. His first recurring role was of the character Mark Reynolds in the 2012 show Don't Trust The B In Apartment 23. The same year, he created The Eric Andre Show. He played Mike in all three seasons of Man Seeking Woman.

The Eric Andre Show

The Eric Andre Show is a surreal comedy television show starring Andre and Hannibal Buress and airs on Adult Swim. The show is a parody of low-budget public access talk shows with Andre serving as the host. Often Andre will surprise guests with unexpected questions or stunts. It began airing on May 20th, 2012, and has currently run for four seasons. Initially, the show featured "guest stars," who were actually impersonators of famous celebrities. Eventually, actual celebrities appeared on the show, including Chris Jericho, adult film star Asa Akira (shown below), and Jimmy Kimmel.

In July of 2016, Andre attended the Republican National Convention in character for Adult Swim. The segment gained over 2.3 million views on YouTube (shown below, left). He also attended the Democratic National Convention, and the segment gained 1.6 million views (shown below, right).

Notably, Andre crashed an Alex Jones rally in 2016, resulting in a tense standoff between Andre and Jones supporters.

Pretzels Is The Same

Pretzels Is The Same refers to an exploitable image taken from The Eric Andre Show in which Hannibal Buress reviews various pretzel brands, concluding that they're all similar and saying "Pretzels is the same." It became an exploitable in which people compare various things that are similar and write "X is the same."


Why Are You Booing Me? I'm Right

Why Are You Booing Me? I'm Right refers to a reaction image taken from The Eric Andre Show of comedian Hannibal Buress addressing a crowd with the phrase "Why are you booing me? I'm right!" The image began being used with unpopular truths several years after the episode aired.

why you booing me, i am wrong Why are you booing me, sometimes things that are more expensive are worse Funny meme about not speeding

Why Would You Say Something So Controversial Yet So Brave?

Why Would You Say Something So Controversial Yet So Brave? is a quote from The Eric Andre Show rendered in an image macro and used as a reaction image on Tumblr humorously in response to relatively banal statements.

vriska Why would you say something so controversialyet so brave? My cat: literally just f------ meows Me: Why would you say something so controversial yet so brave? girlfriendluvr: girlfriendluvr: remy from ratatouille is gay coded remy from ratatouille is gay coded Why would you say something so controversial yet so braver

Online Presence

Andre, specifically The Eric Andre Show, has a wide fandom online. His subreddit, /r/ericandre,[2] mostly features posts about the show, and has over 4,000 subscribers. The show has over 14,000 likes on Facebook.[3] He has over 348,000 followers on Twitter.[4]

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External References

[1] Wikipedia – Eric André

[2] /r/ericandre

[3] Facebook – The Eric Andre Show

[4] Twitter – @ericandre

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