Eric Andre’s Bad Trip collaborator and Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine says the comedian will have a cameo in Jackass 4 or Jackass 4.5.
Eric Andre will have a cameo in Jackass 4 or Jackass 4.5. Andre is the star of the Netflix hidden camera comedy Bad Trip, produced by Jackass co-creator Jeff Tremaine. The story follows two best friends, Chris (Andre) and Bud (Lil Rey Howery), on a trip from Florida to New York to reunite Chris with his high school crush Maria (Michaela Conlin). All the while, Chris’s sister Trina (Tiffany Haddish), recently released from prison, pursues the two for stealing her car.
Along the way, the cast of Bad Trip pranks several unsuspecting bystanders, a la Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat or Johnny Knoxville’s Bad Grandpa. Andre’s breakthrough came in 2012 with his eponymously-titled public-access parody show on Comedy Central, The Eric Andre Show. Here, the comedian became known for his public pranks and surreal celebrity interviews, which is the very type of chaotic comedy Andre and the longtime director of his show Kitao Sakurai bring to Bad Trip.
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Now, in an interview with The Film Stage, Andre and his Bad Trip collaborator Jeff Tremain were discussing their new hidden camera comedy on Netflix. Naturally, the topic of Andre appearing in the next Jackass project came up. When asked if they were interested in working together on another movie, the two responded with enthusiastic yeses. Yet when asked directly if he will appear in Jackasss 4, Andre smiled and looked to Tremain, who answered cryptically, “Maybe Eric’s in it. If he’s not, he’ll be in Jackass 4.5.” Read the entire exchange below:
Are you going to be in Jackass 4?
Andre: I don’t know what I’m allowed to say. That’s why I’m smiling and looking at Jeff.
Tremaine: Maybe Eric’s in it. If he’s not, he’ll be in Jackass 4.5. We are shooting the opening sequence for the movie today.
Though Tremain was unspecific, his answer does seem to confirm that Andre will appear in at least one of Jackass 4 or Jackass 4.5. Andre says it was his agent who suggested he team up with Tremain after the success of Johnny Knoxville’s Bad Grandpa, which inspired Andre to approach Tremain with the idea for Bad Trip. Considering their recent collaboration, coupled with the fact that Tremain has been involved with the Jackass franchise since the inception of the first television show on MTV, an Eric Andre cameo in the next Jackass movie seems logical.
Andre got a taste of the danger involved in hidden camera pranks during the production of Bad Trip when he and Howery were threatened by a barbershop owner who pulled a knife on them. Since the Jackass franchise is known for its dangerous and outrageous stunts, this type of experience will be imperative during Andre’s cameo appearance in Jackass 4 or Jackass 4.5.
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Source: The Film Stage
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