Next: Comedian Eric André



NAME: Eric André

BORN: April 4, 1983

HOMETOWN: Boca Raton, FL

CLAIM TO FAME: The Eric André Show Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

CHILDHOOD GAGS: I was a class clown since second grade. I’d bash my head through the fire [extinguisher] glass and moon my friends


DRUGGY EXPERIENCE: I was 12 the first time I did acid—I listened to Seal’s “Kiss From A Rose” over and over

FIRST HEARTBREAK: This girl dumped me at 16 ’cause I growled during sex

EPIC COMEDY FAIL: I tried to make fun of girls in the front row at Laugh Factory—I wanted to say, “You girls look like SWV”—but I tripped over my tongue and said, “SWP.” The whole crowd turned against me. The host, Capone, got on stage like, “I don’t know who that motherfucker was, but he should kill himself”

SHOWER SOUNDTRACK: Deborah Cox’s “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here”

MY LEGACY: I want to be remembered for my poop jokes. Those are the most important kind

WHY I’M ABOUT TO BLOW: Hannibal Burress is my polar opposite in energy. I can be crazy, and he grounds the Eric André Show. We wanted to be the first predominantly Black show that never really mentions race at all. From Chappelle’s Show to Tosh.0, there’s so much race comedy. It’s overdone. My show is one of the few comedies that’s post-racial.