Eric Andre Show Analysis

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I am writing this paper on Eric Andre from The Eric Andre Show. I am choosing him because I feel like I relate to his comedy in a lot of ways and he is an interesting person who I would like to do more research on. In this paper I will give a biography, explain the comedian’s style, talk about why I connect with him and finish by talking about my favorite comedic moment of his. Eric Andre was born in Boca Raton, Florida on April 4th, 1983. Throughout his childhood, he was always getting in trouble for being the class clown, something that made him popular but also unsuccessful academically. Later in life, Andre eventually wound up attending Berklee College of Music in Boston where he studied the double upright bass. While in college, he realized…show more content…
It purposefully subverts all the viewer’s expectations of how a late night talk show is run and instead goes into all out madness. The only other host I can think of that is even a little comparable is Conan when he was doing the last episodes of Late Night and he ended with a big crazy extravaganza where he too destroyed his desk and then proceeded to hand out pieces of it to the audience. Other than that, The Eric Andre Show is pretty innovative and unique and has an absurd and rebellious voice that is just beginning to be heard and appreciated amongst younger viewers such as…show more content…
The interview starts off with Rodman walking in with a limp wearing a pink tracksuit with a stained wife-beater underneath (mind you, the guests think they’re gonna be on a professional talk show, Andre doesn’t tell them the show is a joke). Then next as Eric plays a prank on Rodman by falling out of chair, Rodman completely ignores him and starts picking up marbles he finds on the ground of the messy set. After that, Eric grills Rodman about the North Korea stuff he did to which Rodman replies that he doesn’t want to talk about it, it’s the one thing he won’t talk about. Eric responds to that by asking “did he show you prison camps and shit?” to which Rodman immediately breaks his rule and says “No he just showed me his father and his grandfather who’s been frozen in his warehouse”. The interview is so bizarre, it feels like Eric is trying to one up Rodman with weirdness but Rodman just fries back unintentionally every time. Eric asks him if he’s ever had sex with somebody who’s asleep to which Rodman says “Oooooh, yep.” then Eric follows that up with “would you kiss a dead girl and Rodman says “yeah one of my friends died last year and when she did i kissed her on the lips”. Eric clearly trying not to break, asks him “At the funeral?” and Rodman just shakes his
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