All fans of comedy should already know this infamous show by the title, but if you’re not already aware, The Eric Andre Show is an absolute masterpiece brought to us by the gods at Adult Swim. Hosted by none other than Eric Andre and Hannibal Buress, this wacky “interview” show takes viewers on ups and downs faster than a roller coaster and has more shock factor that a taser.
First airing in 2012, the show has a 90’s theme of a low budget talk show. But its premise is nothing ordinary. With 40 episodes over four seasons, it’s the perfect mix between binge-worthy and easy to spread out. There’s not a storyline, so you can pretty much pick and choose what episode you want to watch by random. The quality of the guest’s never disappoints as well, and their reactions to the antics that happen are as unique as their backgrounds. You’d think that people would do some research before agreeing to come onto a talk show. The simplest internet search will tell you all you need to know about what to expect, at least on the level of comedy intensity. Eric not only talks to guests in his studio, engages the audience, and messes with his band, but also goes onto the streets and various public establishments to thoroughly weird out onlookers.
When it comes to my personal favorite episodes, Tyler, The Creator and Lauren Conrad come to mind due to the stark contrast between their demeanors on the show. On one hand, Tyler’s clearly ready for whatever's coming and goes along with it with a good attitude, enjoying every second. Lauren, on the other hand, vacates the premises. This doesn’t surprise me, just knowing who she is, but again the simplest amount of research would have prepared her. Other notable guests are Wiz Khalifa, Reece Witherspoon, Chance The Rapper, and Abby Lee Miller.
In conclusion, I wouldn’t watch these around your PG parents, though cool ones may get a kick out of it. There is foul language, graphic scenes, and shock factor up the wazzo. A thoroughly enjoyable show through and through that gives you surprises you’d never think to see aired on TV, but that’s the shows charm. Find all four seasons on Hulu and lookup compilations of the best moments on YouTube, and you’re sure to laugh and have a good time.