Eric Andre says that he lost nearly 40 pounds to disguise himself while filming the upcoming sixth season of his self-titled Adult Swim series. After sharing pictures from before and after shooting the episodes, he expanded on his body transformation during an interview with Men’s Health.
Captioning the photos on Instagram, Andre wrote: “I think the heaviest I got was 218 lbs and the lightest I got was 173lbs!!! I’ll never do a body modification again! That shit was brutal for both season. (If you work at Marvel, ignore the last two sentences.)”
Eric Andre At Adult Swim Festival 2018
While speaking with Men’s Health, he explained that he changes up his appearance with the new season to avoid getting recognized. “My basic cable [stardom] has risen a little bit, so I disguise myself,” he told the outlet. “I can’t be in this look when I go out into the streets and prank people. So it’s a little bit out of necessity, but it’s also just a challenge, and I want it to be freaky and comedic. So, for season four, I lost weight. I got as skinny as possible and didn’t really work out. For season five, I gained as much weight as possible. I was just eating pizza and peanut butter sandwiches and piña coladas at night. For season six, I wanted to get ripped. And then as soon as I finished filming, I went back to pizza. It was a journey.”
He continued: “At my heaviest in season five, I got up to 218 pounds. This season, I got down to 173. I remember I got down to 184 pounds, which was my goal weight, and I looked at myself in some camera tests and the abs still weren’t popping. The camera adds 10 pounds. It’s totally true. I remember my heart sinking. I haven’t weighed 173 pounds since high school. But, it’s what you got to do. It took me six months. It’s a full time job. If you see any middle aged person with abs know that they’re either psychotic or unemployed, because it is a full time job.”
The upcoming sixth season of The Eric Andre Show will be the first since 2020. Plenty of hip-hop artists will be appearing in the new episodes including Lil Nas X, Rico Nasty, Waka Flocka Flame, Tinashe, Cypress Hill, and Lil Yachty, among others.