Eric Andre

Eric Andre (born April 4, 1983) is an American comedian, actor, television host, writer and producer. He is best known as the creator, host, and co-writer of the Adult Swim comedy series The Eric Andre Show (2012–present). He also played Mike on the FXX series Man Seeking Woman (2015–2017) and voiced Azizi in the live-action remake of The Lion King (2019). He performs music under the name Blarf. In 2020, Netflix released Andre's debut standup comedy special Legalize Everything.

Eric Andre
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Born (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 37)
Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Medium
  • Stand-up
  • television
  • film
EducationBerklee College of Music (BFA)
Years active2003–present[1]
Genres
Websitewww.ericandre.com

Early life

Andre was born in Boca Raton, Florida,[2] on April 4, 1983,[3] the son of an American Ashkenazi Jewish mother from the Upper West Side of New York City's Manhattan borough and an Afro-Haitian immigrant father who worked as a psychiatrist.[4][5][6] He identifies as both black and Jewish.[4][7][8] In 2001, after graduating from Dreyfoos School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, Florida, Andre studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he played the double bass and graduated in 2005 with a BFA.[9][10]

Career

Andre began his comedy career in 2003.[1] He is the creator and host of The Eric Andre Show, a parody of public access talk shows, on Cartoon Network's late night programming block Adult Swim.[11] The show features pranks, shock humor, sketches, and celebrity interviews. He co-starred as Mark on the short-lived ABC comedy series Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23, and guest-starred on 2 Broke Girls as Deke, Max's love interest and fellow pastry student.[12] He played Mike in the FXX comedy series Man Seeking Woman, which premiered in 2015.[13] The show's third and final season, consisting of ten episodes, ran in early 2017.[14][15] He voices Luci in the Netflix animated show Disenchantment.[16] In May 2020, Andre announced his first standup special on Netflix, Legalize Everything, which was released on June 23, 2020.[17]

Personal life

Andre dated actress Rosario Dawson from 2016 to 2017.[18]

Andre is an atheist[19][20][21][22] and a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.[23] He endorsed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders in the 2020 presidential election.[24]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Invention of Lying Man No. 4 Cameo
2010 The Awkward Comedy Show Himself
Thin Skin Passenger Short film
2012 Should've Been Romeo Buzz
2013 The Internship Sid
2015 Flock of Dudes Mook
2016 Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Dreadlocked CMZ Reporter
2017 Rough Night Jake
2019 The Lion King Azizi (voice)
2020 Legalize Everything Himself Stand up special on Netflix
2021 Bad Trip Chris Carey Also writer and producer
Sing 2 (voice) In production
TBA The Mitchells vs. the Machines Mark Bowman (voice) In production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Curb Your Enthusiasm Set P.A. 2 episodes
2010 The Big Bang Theory Joey Episode: "The 21-Second Excitation"
2011 Zeke and Luther Zorn Episode: "Skate Troopers"
Hot in Cleveland Jeff Episode: "Elka's Wedding"
Fact Checkers Unit Mirage Episode: "Excessive Gass"
Level Up Max Ross Television film
2012–2013 Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23 Mark Reynolds 22 episodes
2012–present The Eric Andre Show Himself Creator, host, co-writer
2013–2014 2 Broke Girls Deacon "Deke" Bromberg 8 episodes
2014 Lucas Bros. Moving Co. Various characters (voice) 2 episodes
Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself Episode: "Eric Andre Wears a Cat Collage Shirt & Sneakers"
2015 Robot Chicken Various Characters (voice) Episode: "Zero Vegetables"
2015–2017 Man Seeking Woman Mike[25] 30 episodes
2016 Animals. Alex Voice
Episode: "Cats."
Traveling the Stars: Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens Himself Episode: "Founding Fathers"
American Dad! The Drifter Voice
Episode: "Stan Smith Is Keanu Reeves as Stanny Utah in Point Breakers"
2017 Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special Baby Archer Variety special
2018 Mostly 4 Millennials Executive producer[26]
2018–present Disenchantment Luci / Pendergast Voice, 30 episodes

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Laugh Track Mash-Ups Parker Leon Episode: "At Your Sir-vice"
2013 Getting Doug with High Himself 1 episode[27]
The ArScheerio Paul Show Flavor Flav Episode: "Vanilla Ice & Flavor Flav"
2016 Hot Ones Himself Episode: "Eric Andre Turns Into Tay Zonday While Eating Spicy Wings"
2020 Episode: "Eric Andre Enters a Fugue State While Eating Spicy Wings"

Discography

Albums

Title Release date Record label Notes
BLARF (EP) December 25, 2014 Self-released with The First Seed
Cease & Desist (LP) June 26, 2019 Stones Throw Records as Blarf

Guest appearances

Title Lead artist(s) Release date Album
"Eric's Advice (Skit)"[28] Nocando March 18, 2014 Jimmy the Burnout
"Intro" and "PSA"[29] OG Swaggerdick August 9, 2019 Views from the Dick
"Love Me in My Heart"[30] (as Eric "Scratch" Andre) Lee "Scratch" Perry & Mr. Green August 23, 2019 Super Ape vs. 緑: Open Door

References

  1. ^ a b The Making of Season Five (Special from Eric Andre Show). Adult Swim. November 13, 2020.
  2. ^ Valys, Phillip. "Eric Andre's comedic anarchy".
  3. ^ "Eric Andre Biography". TV Guide. Archived from the original on July 6, 2012. Retrieved July 12, 2012.
  4. ^ a b "EPISODE 59 – Mixed Chicks Chat with Eric Andre". digitalpodcast.com.
  5. ^ Carrie Battan. "The Peaceful Madness of Eric André". Grantland.
  6. ^ substuff (October 14, 2016), Eric Andre on Larry King Now, retrieved December 7, 2018
  7. ^ "Eric André says a bunch of bullshit". avclub.com.
  8. ^ In Bed With Joan – Episode 33: Eric Andre. October 22, 2013 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ "Q&A With Alum Eric Andre". soafi.org. April 22, 2013. Archived from the original on April 22, 2018. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  10. ^ Jeff Weiss. "Comedian Eric Andre Trained at Berklee and Had a Band Called Blarf". L.A. Weekly.
  11. ^ New York Times article: "The Rise of the Anti-Talk Show".
  12. ^ Luippold, Ross (May 10, 2012). "Eric Andre Talks His New Adult Swim Show That ABC Isn't 'Thrilled' About". HuffPost. Retrieved May 29, 2015.
  13. ^ "Eric André, Britt Lower & Maya Erskine Cast in FX Comedy Pilot 'Man Seeking Woman'". Deadline Hollywood. March 20, 2014. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  14. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 12, 2016). "'Man Seeking Woman' Renewed For Season 3 By FXX". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 12, 2016.
  15. ^ Pedersen, Erik (November 7, 2016). "'It's Always Sunny' & 'Man Seeking Woman' Get Return Dates On FXX". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 7, 2016.
  16. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray. "Netflix Sets 'Disenchantment' Premiere Date, Unveils First Look at Matt Groening Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood.
  17. ^ Wright, Megh (May 13, 2020). "Eric Andre Announces His Debut Netflix Stand-up Special, Legalize Everything". Vulture.com. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  18. ^ Park, Andrea (December 1, 2017). "Rosario Dawson and Eric Andre, a Real Couple, Break Up". W. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  19. ^ "Eric Andre Is Insanely Honest Because Who Else Is Going To Be?". The FADER. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  20. ^ Andre, Eric (June 9, 2012). "I'm the only atheist who's favorite album is Marvin Gaye's What's Going On #mostreligiousalbumever". @ericandre. Retrieved July 31, 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  21. ^ Andre, Eric (June 2, 2013). "I'm the only superstitious atheist. I'm like, "Bullshit there's a God--! Better not walk under this ladder..."". @ericandre. Retrieved July 31, 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  22. ^ Andre, Eric (July 9, 2013). "Am I still an atheist if I believe in God Shammgod???". @ericandre. Retrieved July 31, 2017.[non-primary source needed]
  23. ^ Bataan, Carrie (December 22, 2014). "The Peaceful Madness of Eric André". Grantland. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
  24. ^ "Bernie Sanders on Instagram: "Thanks to Eric Andre for joining our East LA phonebank! Anyone who wants to make calls like Eric can get involved at…"". Instagram. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  25. ^ "FXX Orders 'Man Seeking Woman' Starring Jay Baruchel". Variety.
  26. ^ Evans, Greg (May 15, 2017). "Adult Swim Sets Comedy Projects With Jena Friedman, Derrick Beckles & Eric Andre". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  27. ^ Doug Benson (October 31, 2013). "Eric André – Getting Doug with High" – via YouTube.
  28. ^ https://hellfyreclub.bandcamp.com/album/jimmy-the-burnout
  29. ^ https://tidal.com/browse/album/114581468
  30. ^ https://www.tuffkongrecords.com/products/open-door

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