Eric Andre started his career with random stand-up comedy jobs and later diverted to commercial gigs. Before becoming a big name in the entertainment industry, he worked odd jobs and at one point had only $200 to his name. But since launching his eponymous talk show in 2012, the comedian has slowly beefed up his net worth estimated at $3 million as of 2020.
The late-night talk show often described as a wild, deconstructed parody of a talk show has not only made the funnyman famous but also wealthy. While working as the host of his show, Andre has had other notable paying gigs. He has featured in multiple TV shows and films and equally tried his luck as a musician. Throughout his TV hosting career, the extraordinaire prankster has doubled his earnings by working as the writer and producer of The Eric Andrea Show, as well as other acting projects.
Endeavors that Contributed to Eric Andre’s $3 Million Net Worth
The Eric Andre Show Is a Major Source of His Wealth
Before debuting his show, Eric Andre had random stand-up gigs. He later started appearing on commercials which helped him save up some cash. Nonetheless, he struggled to make ends meet and had to work as GEICO Caveman for live events, representing the insurance company as a promotional mascot at lollapalooza and hockey games. Soon after, he produced a pilot for The Eric Andre Show which he co-hosted with Hannibal Buress in 2009 and was originally titled Da-eyre-eyk-awn-drei-shoe.
The show was rejected by multiple TV networks but eventually picked up by Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim where it premiered on May 20th, 2012 as a surreal comedy TV series. Now on its fifth season, The Eric Andre Show was co-hosted by Hannibal Buress who left the show for personal reasons and was replaced by his clone named Blannibal (played by James Hazley).
— Eric Andre (@ericandre) October 20, 2020
Eric Andre’s comedic edge and a knack for startling celebrity guests with outlandish pranks on his eponymous show have made it the weirdest and most engrossing show on contemporary TV. As a result, the series has garnered a huge fan base globally and its first four seasons have been made available for streaming on iTunes, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and YouTube. Thus generating substantial revenue for Eric Andre who also serves as the creator and producer of the popular Adult Swim’s show.
He has additionally hosted the show in live venues, thereby making a lot of money from ticket sales. Among the celebrities who have graced the cult hit show are Wiz Khalifa, Seth Rogen, Demi Lovato, Chris Jericho, and Jimmy Kimmel.
He Has Been a Part of Several Popular Movies
The TV host first made a cameo appearance in the commercially successful movie, The Invention of Lying, in 2009. Upon its release, the romantic comedy grossed $32.7 million worldwide on a production budget of $18.5 million.
Eric Andre then featured in some short films before playing Sid in another comedy film, The Internship. The movie made $93 million against a budget of $58 million. The gifted writer further starred in Flock of Dudes in 2015, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping in 2016, and Rough Night in 2017.
In 2019, he played a role in the blockbuster, The Lion King, lending his voice to Azizi. Andre ought to have taken home a huge paycheck for his role in the film that became the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, having earned over $1.6 billion at the box office on a budget of $250-260 million. However, his earning from the movie is yet to be disclosed. The famed actor then upgraded his profile in the movie industry from playing supporting roles to scoring a lead role in the 2020 hidden camera comedy film, Bad Trip.
The movie directed by Kitao Sakurai was scheduled to premiere at South by Southwest in March 2020 before it would be released theatrically by Orion Pictures the next month. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic affected its theatrical release as movie theaters were shut down. Bad Trip was accidentally released on April 17th, 2020 on Amazon Prime Video. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop Netflix from purchasing the film from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Orion label in May 2020.
Though the financial details of the transaction have been kept private, Eric Andre must have benefitted from the sale, having served as the co-creator, writer, and producer of the hidden camera movie in addition to playing a lead role.
Earnings from TV Series and Comedy Tours
Aside from his work on The Eric Andre Show, the Bad Trip star has caught the attention of a wide audience with his numerous TV roles and in the process, helped himself to more money. In 2009, he appeared as SET P. A in two episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm and subsequently had minor roles in The Big Bang Theory, Zeke and Luther, Hot in Cleveland, and Fact Checkers Unit.
Between 2012 and 2013, he attained widespread fame for his portrayal of Mark Reynolds in 22 episodes of the smash TV series, Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23. He further featured in eight episodes of 2 Broke Girls (2013-14) and 30 episodes of Man Seeking Woman (2015-17), thus establishing a thriving career in acting. Since 2018, Eric Andre has been voicing Luci/Pendergast in the critically acclaimed Netflix Original animation, Disenchantment.
He has also scored roles in other series such as Robot Chicken, Animals, Lucas Bros. Moving Co., and American Dad!
Eric has bolstered his financial value with many sold-out tours held during his Legalize Everything Tour in 2019 and later in June 2020, he released his first comedy special, Legalize Everything, on Netflix.
Efforts in the Music Industry Adds to His Wealth
While studying at the Berklee School of Music situated in Boston, Massachusetts, Eric Andre founded a music band known as Blarf. Shortly after, the group disbanded but the Comedian didn’t let go of his musical project. After dropping a collaborative Extended Play titled ‘BLARF’ with record producer, The First Seed, he revived his band as a solo act and signed under the management of Stones Throw Records in June 2019 at an undisclosed fee.
That same month, he released his first studio album, ‘Cease & Desist’. In July 2019, Andre performed in Los Angeles, sharing the stage with other experimental music artists such as JD Beck and Thundercat.
A Recap of the Sources of Eric Andre’s Net Worth
- TV show hosting gigs
- Movie and TV series appearances
- Stand-up comedy specials and tours
- Production of TV shows and films
- Music career
Some of His Pranks Have Incurred Losses
Eric Andre is known as a disinterested, sociopathic talk show host due to his depictions on The Eric Andre Show where he constantly destroys desks, jumps through walls, and torments his guests with boundary-pushing pranks, as well as the general public that often faces the wrath of his street pranks. The entertainer has injured himself while performing some bizarre real-life stunts and has been hospitalized on some occasions.
— Eric Andre (@ericandre) October 12, 2020
Over the course of filming the fifth season of the show, Eric got hospitalized with a concussion after being thrown through a bookcase by WWE superstar, John Cena. In all, he has spent a lot of money treating a long list of injuries he sustained while filming the show.