Wherever comedian Eric André goes, trouble follows. He got kicked out of the Republican National Convention for slam-dancing on the floor, has been known to strip fully nude during his live stand-up shows, and will undoubtedly raise a new ruckus when his logic-defying talk show The Eric André Show returns to Adult Swim for Season 4 tonight, August 5th. But before he gets back to keeping late-night weird, André stopped by Rolling Stone‘s offices to have a little fun at the expense of our summer interns.
Claiming to be a former intern himself, André strolls into the RS conference room to conduct the weekly intern presentation and gives the up-and-comers some counsel they can take straight to the bank. After establishing that all of the current college students did indeed graduate high school, André sketches a crude backside on the whiteboard and warns them, “That’s a butt. That’s shit. There’s no shit at Rolling Stone. There’s no fucking in the building.”
He works his way around the room, deadpan-goofing on the individual interns, using whatever information they offer about themselves as ammo. Poor Stephen Daw makes the mistake of telling André his full name, which the incurable prankster then uses to make a crank 911 call. (“Lick him,” is André’s special request to the emergency responder on the line.)
He then takes a shot-in-the-dark guess as to where one intern calls home, working in a below-the-belt blow while he’s at it: “You from Florida? You look like a stand-your-ground, George Zimmerman-type.”
Another intern offers up that she’s from Scotland and gets herself a dose of harsh reality: “That’s where you’re gonna lose a lot of people. We all know Scottish people are not reliable.”
This is André in his natural habitat – putting everyone on, creating havoc, trust-falling onto nobody and bracing himself for the tumble.