Adult Swim’s The Eric Andre Show has booked a number of Hip Hop artists for its fifth season, which premieres on October 25. Anderson .Paak, Joey Bada$$, Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Yachty and Big Freedia will appear on the surreal comedy, according to Pitchfork.
Promotional photos from Adult Swim include Joey Bada$$ wearing a fatsuit (as seen above) for his appearance. Lil Yachty has also been confirmed to participate in another edition of Eric Andre’s “Rapper Warrior Ninja” segment.
The Eric Andre Show is a bizarre parody of talk shows with comedian Hannibal Buress serving as Andre’s co-host. Each 15-minute episode includes a mix of awkward interviews, sketches and hidden-camera pranks.
Since it debuted in 2012, the series has often used rappers in its segments and interviews. Past skits include the aforementioned “Rapper Warrior Ninja” contest, a treadmill rap battle and Onyx’s Fredro Starr performing after having his mouth injected with novocaine by a dentist.
A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, Killer Mike, Lupe Fiasco, Action Bronson and Open Mike Eagle are among the artists who’ve participated in the show’s skits. Chance The Rapper, Tyler, The Creator, Wiz Khalifa, Warren G, T.I. and Flavor Flav have all appeared for interviews.
The Eric Andre Show is returning for a fifth season following a four-year break. After wrapping up the fourth season in 2016, Andre did a brief web series for Adult Swim called Eric Andre Interviews The Hot Babes of Instagram in 2017 and a spin-off special called KRFT Punk’s Political Party in 2019.
Check out some of the past Hip Hop appearances on The Eric Andre Show below.