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Eric Andre on politics, Judaism, & his bizarre talk show

Larry King NowAug 05 '16

It's a meeting of the minds. Eric Andre, who set out to be the world's worst talk show host, meets his match in one of the planet's greatest broadcasters in an interview that goes down as the strangest in ‘Larry King Now’ history.

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It's a meeting of the minds. Eric Andre, who set out to be the world's worst talk show host, meets his match in one of the planet's greatest broadcasters in an interview that goes down as the strangest in ‘Larry King Now’ history.

Maybe Eric circumcised himself just now in the bathroom. Maybe he graduated from a prestigious music school with a specialty in upright bass. Maybe Larry has five kids, maybe they’re both virgins. We’re not sure if anything either of them said in this interview is true.

In an interview made for fans of the non-sequitur, Andre recounts his recent shenanigans that got him escorted out of the Republican National Convention by the Secret Service, how he preps unsuspecting guests for his show, and why he dreams of killing himself onstage.

What’s up with this election? Is anything real? Is Donald Trump just Barbara Bush with a mask on? Could be. “I want the guest to be so good that the audience stays watching,” says Larry. “And they’re definitely watching. The reason is they don’t know what’s going to happen next.” Watch Eric put Larry’s skills to the test in this unpredictably entertaining interview for ‘Larry King Now.’

QUOTES FROM THIS 'LARRY KING NOW' INTERVIEW WITH ERIC ANDRE:

*Posted Online on Ora.TV on Aug 5th 2016:

"I set out to make the worst talk show of all time... and I succeeded." – Eric Andre on why he started 'The Eric Andre Show.'

"I came up with the idea for the show when I was working in New York City. I was temping. I was like 22, 23 years old and I was doing stand up comedy at night. I had a temp job and I was miserable. And I thought just, how funny would it be if there was a talk show where the talk show host, that was his temp job? And he brought like apathy and indifference to a talk show host position." – Eric Andre on the genesis of 'The Eric Andre Show.'

"Over the seasons we tell them less and less and less, and this season I didn't tell the guests anything. They were like meeting me on camera for the first time." – Eric Andre on how they prepare the guests.

“T.I. there was a lot of male nudity in his interview. Lauren Conrad, I vomited on the desk." – Eric Andre on why two guests walked off ‘The Eric Andre Show.’

"I dressed like a little schoolgirl and I went on the convention floor with my writing partner Dan Curry and we danced around and sang a song about freedom. There are these girls called the Freedom Girls and they sang a pro-Trump song, so we dressed up like the Freedom Girls. We had ten of Cleveland's finest escort us out, along with Secret Service." – Eric Andre on the pranks he pulled at the Republican National Convention.

"I can't tell when you're lying to me and when you're telling the truth." – Eric Andre when Larry claims he has been to hundreds of conventions.

"I think he is a little narcissistic. I think he's a spoiled rich kid that grew up. I think this is what happened: I don't know if you ever saw the movie 'Putney Swope.' Robert Downey Sr.'s movie. I think he ran for president on a goof, not thinking he would get the nomination, and now he's nominated and he's in over his head... got the tiger by the tail – what? I don't know what that means... yeah, he's swinging a tiger around. I think he has sex with the tiger." – Eric Andre on Donald Trump.

"I think she has blood on her hands too. But out of the two of them, I think she has more on her resume than Mr. Trump. But all politicians are bad, right?" – Eric Andre on Hillary Clinton.

"Because when I was 18 I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life." – Eric Andre on why he majored in Music at Berklee College of Music.

"Because the music biz is dysfunctional and I felt like if you get good at music, it doesn't really mean anything because, like, Justin Bieber sells records." – Eric Andre on why he never pursued music professionally.

"I'm black and Jewish. You didn't do enough Wikipedi-ing! My mom's a Jew. I'm Ashkenazi Jew on my mom's side and my dad is a black. He's a Haitian man. My dad's a black psychiatrist and my mom is from the Upper West Side of New York."

"I did it myself. Freehand." – Eric Andre on his own circumcision.

"I always dreamed about killing myself on stage. Because you can only do that once, and no one's ever really done it. And wouldn't that be an amazing show?" – Eric Andre on where he sees himself at forty.