Organized chaos is the theme for The Eric Andre Show. The Adult Swim staple (also starring Hannibal Buress) is back for its third season, which comic Eric Andre says will display “more carnage” on your television screen. Causing peril in the streets of New York or hilariously confusing celebrity guests with his mock interviews, the Boca Raton native is set to turn up the ante when it comes to sketch comedy. But his quirky thought process doesn’t end there. Andre also played pop culture doctor and offered solutions for each e-dilemma, including Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg’s social media spat, the infamous Fappening, and everything that involves Lindsay Lohan.—Camille Augustin
Which rap star did you have the most fun interviewing for season 3: Tyler the Creator, Action Bronson, Wiz Khalifa or Killer Mike?
Eric Andre: It’s so hard to pick. They were all fun guests, really good sports, and the stuff they did on the show came out amazing. Those are all my brothers so I would pick them all!
Even though you’re just two seasons in, what’s been the craziest episode you’ve done so far?
The craziest episode that aired is the one from last year where I just destroyed the set the entire episode instead of just the intro, and the one from this year is kind of a surprise. It’s our finale for this season, which is completely insane and hopefully it gives you an aneurism if you watch it.
The Internet has been one big mess this year. How would you handle the following situations: Celebrity nude leaks?
I’ve been planning to release my own nudes. I’m kind of pissed that nobody hacked into my iCloud because I got plenty of nudes that I thought were decent but nobody gave my nudes a chance so I’m a little bit bummed that I’m out of the running. I’m friends with one of the actresses and I feel terrible for her. That’s her private business and she doesn’t want her hoo-hah out in the public. She was sending that privately so it’s a bummer that that’s such an invasion of privacy. I feel bad for the actresses that were targeted, but it’s crazy that someone could hack into the iCloud. Maybe it’s somebody on the inside. Maybe it’s the Edward Snowden of Apple that just broke in and got all the nudes.
Social media beef with another celebrity, like Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg’s spat?
It sounds like he was just joking and maybe she got a little sensitive about it. She’s entitled. I would just reach out to her and be like, ‘It’s all love, I was just teasing you. I didn’t mean anything by it and maybe hop on a track.’ I’d offer an olive branch.
Helping Lindsay Lohan get back on track?
We reached out to try and get her on the show but I think she was in jail or rehab. I’m not mentioning her to mention her. I’m actually commenting on the fact that E! and all these talk shows and everybody just constantly talks about Lindsay Lohan and it’s just like you know, we’re in two wars right now. ISIS is beheading people, we’re in this never-ending war in Afghanistan and there’s way more important issues than an actress that has a problem with alcohol. Back in the day, every actress had a problem with alcohol. It’s like, ‘You’re an actor, you have to drink alcohol’ (laughs).
On your show you have mock interviews, but is there a celeb that you would love to interview in real life?
Condoleezza Rice (laughs). I wanted to interview Charlie Rose, or like “Charlie Rose interviews Gucci Mane.” That’s my dream interview but Gucci was in jail both times when I pitched that and Charlie Rose is not getting back to my emails. I wanted to interview the girls from SWV, check in with them. I get weak in the knees too, you know what I mean?
Was there a skit that you felt went too far? Like the Staten Island Ferry prank as a drunk captain or Black scientologists in Union Square bits?
No, I always feel the opposite. I always feel like I don’t go far enough. I’m always like “Fuck I got to keep pushing it and pushing it and pushing it.”
So will you be pushing it farther this season?
Yes, big time. We got the cops called on us almost every segment that we did in the streets (laughs). I almost got beat up so much more this year so I’m excited to air it.
Did you have a skit where you had the most fun shooting this go-round?
EA: There was this one where I was dragging a bloody body bag all through Chinatown and I was going up to people and going, “Finders, keepers!” They dispatched two ambulances, a fire truck and a cop car and the cop fucking ringed us out. He was upset.
What’s it like working with Hannibal Buress? What do you think of his comments on Bill Cosby?
Hannibal is great. That is my brother from another mother. He is the ying to my yang, he’s just a great comedian and I’m so hashtag blessed to have him in my life. I just found out about that so I don’t know to be honest with you. It’s probably just a joke and everyone is like “Oh God! Can you believe it?” I’m sure it’s nothing but it’s hard for me to weigh in.
What can fans expect from season 3?
EA: I’m going to bring in more carnage. I’ve destroyed more desks this season than ever and I really psychologically tortured the guests beyond the brink of sanity.