While Eric Andre is best known for his over-the-top, no-holds-barred approach to comedy, the Eric Andre Show personality takes some time to speak on more “serious” topics in a new interview with The FADER. Speaking to Jordan Darville for an in-depth profile, Eric Andre expounds on his own political beliefs and how he incorporates them into his work. From his attempts to give Ku Klux Klan hoods to Tea Party supporters and his own atheism to the definition of “alternative comedy” and dealing with potential legal issues, the popular comedian provides perspectives we haven’t heard in some of his recently-released exchanges. Most notably, Eric Andre provides the following analysis of foreign and domestic affairs:
You know, Hillary Clinton’s spreading fracking all over the world which is literally destroying the Earth. She signed the Patriot Act twice and she voted for Bush to invade Iraq, supported the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Obama’s drone-striking Pakistan. They’re all horrible. I throw up my hands at politics. I think they’re all sociopathic murderers that are controlled by the oligarchy of war profiteers that run the fucking world. I don’t think they’re about the values that they preach on either side. They just get people riled up to get the votes they need and then they just cater to the companies that put them in power and funded their campaigns, which are weapon manufacturers and energy companies and oil companies.
All politicians are horrible. But I do think that, even though Obama is drone-bombing Pakistan and is creating more terrorists — we will have another 9/11 attack if we continue to drone-bomb Pakistan — I think it was important culturally for the country, for black America, for black kids younger than me, to see what was a huge victory for our country — that black people started out as slaves to become the leader of the country. I voted for Obama twice. I just think at the end of the day he’s a politician and he’s murdering innocent people. He’s murdering women and children.
You can check out Eric Andre’s full interview with The FADER here.