The Eric Andre Show, on Adult Swim, is about taking the 60+ year old late night talk format outside and putting that old fucker down. The fact that Jay Leno is STILL on the air doing his brand of “comedy” that celebrates being ignorant and that panders to old people and conservatives and anyone else who appreciates being blatantly pandered to, is enough evidence that late night may already be dead (although last month NBC announced it was cutting back on the Tonight Show’s budget - hopefully a sign of the end.) We’ve all seen enough of the tired today’s news based monologues that aren’t funny, the stale scripted guest interviews, and the same recycled bits and top ten lists. With the help of Tim & Eric’s production company, ABSO LUTELY, Andre and co-host Hannibal Buress are quite literally about destroying the concepts of the late night talk show and with that breathing new life into this obsolete format.

Starting each episode, Andre is introduced by running around screaming, breaking his set, assaulting his band, and other various scenes of carnage. Most of the guests are fake, such as a crackhead couple found on the streets of LA-billed as Jay-Z and Beyoncé, or bad celebrity impersonators of actors like George Clooney and Jack Nicholson.  The actual celebrities that appear on the show are washed up (Sinbad & Tatyana Ali) and make you wonder if their in on the joke. Andre’s performance as host is emotionally sporadic, often seemingly bipolar and always a subversive departure from the expectations of his role as the star. Hannibal is the straight man sidekick who doesn’t seem to give a shit hes there and rather than blindly support Andre’s purposely awful jokes or bits, he lets the host know he is bombing.

Some examples of the musical guests have been a thrash metal band whose entire set is muted or Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire rapping over a lone opera singer. The filmed bits are openly mean spirited and have even led to Andre being locked up and an ongoing court case. Andre also gets naked alot.

In an interview with HuffPo Andre explained what he set out to do, “[The show is] basically like Space Ghost as a live-action show…with elements of The Tom Green Show and Ali G and Jackass, a little bit of “Chappelle’s Show” in there too. It’s just an absurdist, surreal late-night mock talk show.”

On behalf of SUPERCHIEF, we thank The Eric Andre Show for keeping our late night programming weird.

Heres some clips from Season 1:

Chaquita Banana Obama

 

WACKY NEWSPAPER ARTICLES!

 

Skat Auto Tune…That’s a New Genre Yo

 

Hey Tea Party!

 

Civil War Re-Enactment…Don’t Forget Them Slaves

 

Guest Reese Witherspoon, “…and I think because I’m who I am, they think I won’t ride the #4 bus.”

 

Guest Russel Brand, “The magic show is getting very, very popular on the sidewalk.”

 

Guest Rolph Lundgren, “I got those Viking genetics – its just like a bunch of like rapists and pillagers, but you know from Sweden.”

 

On Conan, “I feel awful. I finally saw that movie Precious in 3-D at the IMAX. And I ate a ton of mushrooms.”

SUPERCHIEF SUNDAYS ARE FUCKING ill ill ill- TATTOOS & BBQ & LIVE MURALS & FREE BEEEEER

I AM. SOFA KING PUMPED. FOR SUNDAY. PRINTS AND LIVE PAINTING AND ARTWORK BY Sheryo Sherry Oh Pong Tom Costa Alexander Heir Claudia Ramirez Metro Zu Poshh […]

TRANSMISSION MAGAZINE LAUNCH PARTY FOR FNT 2014: FOOTAGE OF SXSW WITH MOBB DEEP, BABES, FIGHTS AND MORE (AND 50+ PHOTOS FROM TOD SEELIE)

FNT has been the best underground party in NYC for years now, and it’s spreading to the rest of the country now too, thanks to a successful SXSW event and a magazine with TRANSMISSION magazine. We interviewed Fight Night leader Bekim Trenova to talk about all that and what’s to come. PLUS: footage of the release of the magazine. PLUS: footage of the SXSW event. PLUS: footage of Mobb Deep’s performance. PLUS: photos by Tod Seelie. Yeah, we got all that and more, RIGHT HERE.

The Germans Who Dress Like Native Americans and Refuse to Return Their Scalps

Contributing photographer Jennifer Osborne has been working in Europe on a photography project about cultural appropriation of Native Americans by Europeans. In wake of Pharrell Williams’ controversial “Indian Headress” on the cover of Elle Magazine, this degree of Native Dress-up seems extra offensive.

GOOSEBUMPS “SCARED TO SEE A DOCTOR” RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT 538 JOHNSON (FULL SETS FROM GOOSEBUMPS, AJAX, MERCENARY, LIBYANS, AND LA MISMA)

Like an episode of Jerry Springer, but with more fireworks.

FIGHT CLUB: THE BEST OF FRIDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN

Following the news of Throwdown’s return at SXSW this year with a Texas vs. NYC event, it seems only appropriate to take a look back at the history of Friday Night Throwdown, and the coverage we’ve had of it here on Superchief over the years. For the uninitiated; Friday Night Throwdown wasn’t just NYC’s best underground boxing event, it was NYC’s best underground party.

TEXAS VS. NYC: THROWDOWN RETURNS AT SXSW THIS YEAR

The organization that brought Ford models, Marines and Bloods together for New York’s best underground party is bringing their business to Austin, and bringing with them a Texas vs. NYC event…and Superchief will be covering the whole thing, from start to finish.

THIS APRIL: SUPERCHIEF GALLERY NYC PRESENTS JOHN FELIX ARNOLD III’S “EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE”

From the world of UNSTOPPABLE TOMORROW, Superchief Gallery NYC returns this spring with John Felix Arnold III’s EXCORRIGIA | THE SCOURGE, an exhibition of new works in painting, drawing, mixed media, installation, and sound. The exhibition will run from April 3 through April 13, and there will be an opening reception on Thursday, April 3 from 6-10pm at CultureFix on 9 Clinton Street.

HIGH ON HUNGER: JANE CHARDIET

“High on Hunger” is Jane Chardiet’s new zine, featuring personal essay, photography and interviews with 12 artists, including some of our favorites, about their 2013 and their artistic goals in the new year, along with photographs of each licking fire. It’s good stuff, so I asked Jane about her 2013, because turnabout’s fair play and that’s how the game works.

12 O’ CLOCK BOYS (BALTIMORE STREETBIKE REALNESS)

Whatever your city is doing, what the homies out in B-More are doing is 10x as crazy. 12 O’ Clock Boys is one of the hardest movies we’ve seen in a long time, hands down, exploring a city and a culture that just doesn’t give a fuck (and featuring Baltimore himies like Schwarz on the soundtrack) the film gets more done in it’s 75 minutes than most documentaries do in twice that.

TAPE BAG #1: I HAVEN’T GOTTEN OFF MY COUCH IN DAYS.

Talking shit on random tapes cuz I wanna. Round one: Mongrel, Skinny Puppy, Madonna, Gowanus Mutant Kommandos, Temple of the Dog and MORE.

R.I.P RICKY LUANDA OF CHAIN GANG

Ricky Luanda of the experimental NYC punk band Chain Gang, one of the coolest bands ever, passed away earlier this week from esophogeal cancer. Watch 10 minutes of the bands’ rare, legendary, batshit crazy 1980′s film “MONDO MANHATTAN” right here.

ALWAYS KEEP THE CAMERA RUNNING: MAKS SUSKI’S VIDEOS OF THE NYC MUSIC SCENE

Maks Suski has been hard at work documenting live music in NYC on video for the last 4 years; we asked him to compile a list of some of his favorite videos that he’s shot, a list that includes Japanther, Action Bronson, Death Grips, Culo, Crystal Castles, Limp Wrist, Black Pus and more.

THERE IS A TINY LEG A QUARTER OF AN INCH BELOW YOUR TENTH RIB.

“Although Tiny Leg’s sound owes much of it’s inspiration to the Oakland glucose and thumbtrack scenes of the mid-nineties, and has been called by HotFridge magazine ‘a thumbcore homage to the sound of Velvet Curtis and Taco’ and ‘a slick-stale, neo-juicy, post-hipster alchemy, somewhere in between gluke-wave and puke-base’ by PeckerwoodsToday, those sentences are too journalistic and not souague enough, if one may permit my french.”

DAWN OF HUMANS, HANK WOOD & THE HAMMERHEADS, AND PHARMAKON PLAYED PS1 SATURDAY NIGHT (FULL SETS)

PUNK NOT ART NOISE NOT MUSIC ACK ACK ACK ACK

TOD SEELIE’S “BRIGHT NIGHTS” BOOK RELEASE & PHOTO SHOW AT SUPERCHIEF GALLERY AT CULTUREFIX (VIDEO)

Tod Seelie’s book release and photo show at Superchief Gallery at CultureFix was a celebration of the last 15 years of New York’s underground, for sure; but it also kept an eye on the future.