Eric Andre’s Legalize Every thing Is the Maniacal Stand-Up We Want Proper Now
- Eric Andre’s new stand-up particular, Legalize Every thing, is now streaming on Netflix.
- The particular makes for an unimaginable showcase of the comic’s model of absurdist humor and persona, and a few distinctive social commentary.
- Andre, who turned well-known for his Grownup Swim present The Eric Andre Present, places his expertise from that present on show right here in a incredible 51-minute particular.
On June ninth, the long-running actuality present Cops was cancelled by the Paramount Community simply earlier than what would have been the present’s thirty third season. Within the midst of nationwide protests following the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police and with an elevated nationwide eye on racial injustices and inequality that also exists at the moment, there merely was no place for a present that glorifies that very police brutality. Two days later, comic Eric Andre shared a stand-up clip to his Twitter—speaking about Cops, and utilizing his uniquely outrageous comedic voice as a option to satirically showcase simply what’s so wicked in regards to the present. The clip was from his new particular, Legalize Every thing—which was filmed again in October 2019.
Legalize Every thing, which is now streaming on Netflix, is an ideal showcase for Andre’s bizarrely distinctive and absurdist comedy. Within the clip he shared—which has since garnered greater than 5,000 retweets—he breaks down the perplexing alternative that Cops made in aligning itself with reggae music (its precise theme track is Bob Marley’s “Unhealthy Boys”). His bit goes on to check the unfair brutality and punch-down mentality with which officers on the present deal with their targets, contrasted with feel-good reggae gibberish that he sings all through the joke. The juxtaposition is spot on, and Andre’s heightened consciousness and voice not solely make you chortle, however deliver the precise distanced perspective it is advisable to understand that one thing’s not proper right here, particularly within the aftermath of the present’s cancellation.