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Comedian Eric Andre Calls Out ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants for Not Knowing Him

Eric Andre has officially made a unique mark in popular culture.

The 41-year-old comedian, actor, and television host recently became a clue on the iconic game show “Jeopardy!” last Monday. Despite this milestone, the three contestants on the show unfortunately did not recognize him.

During Double Jeopardy, contestants Zoe Strassfield, Matt Brooks, and Cat Pisacano fell silent on a $2,000 clue in the “Guests on Hot Ones” category. The clue was read by host Ken Jennings: “On his Adult Swim show, this host destroys his set every episode, but says he is sedated in real life: ‘I meditate, jog, I eat salad,’” accompanied by a photo of Andre.

None of the contestants buzzed in with an answer, leading Jennings to reveal, “What is Eric Andre?”

Andre shared a clip of this moment on his Instagram, captioning it humorously, “Damn they left me hanging 🦗 😂 @jeopardy.”

The reaction from Andre’s followers was a mix of amusement and playful roasting. One fan remarked, “THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING.” Another added, “They looked so scared and confused😂.” A different fan commented, “Jeopardy people know nothing that’s actually worth knowing lol!!”

Some fans highlighted the $2,000 clue placement as a compliment, while another simply stated, “Man they did you dirty.”

Eric Andre is best known as the creator, host, and co-writer of the sketch comedy series “The Eric Andre Show” on Adult Swim. Since its debut in 2012, the show has been a satirical take on late-night talk shows. Last season featured guests like Donald Glover, Jon Hamm, Blac Chyna, Lil Nas X, Raven-Symone, and Benny Blanco.

In a 2020 interview with The Guardian, Andre discussed how the show’s unpredictable nature, especially with stunts involving tarantulas and scorpions, ensures compelling reactions from guests. “We don’t tell the guests a single thing before they come to set, and they waltz right into a house of horrors,” he explained.

Besides his work on “The Eric Andre Show,” Andre has appeared in several television series including “Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” “2 Broke Girls,” and “The Righteous Gemstones.” He has also lent his voice to animated series like “Robot Chicken,” “American Dad,” “Disenchantment,” and “Archer.” Moreover, Andre voiced Azizi in the 2019 remake of “The Lion King.”

Source: NY Post