How Comedian Eric Andre Incorporated Hilarious Pranks into Netflix's 'Bad Trip'


| LAST UPDATE 10/17/2021

By Scarlett Adler
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After four years of preparing for this hilarious hidden-camera comedy, Bad Trip was picked up by Netflix. Now, it's time for comedian Eric Andre to finally show us the tricks and pranks he has up his sleeves. From cars to blenders, Andre created a way to show real peoples' reactions to real pranks.

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Andre wasn't sure how well the prank-filled title would be accepted. But, when March 27th rolled around, the comedian was pleasantly surprised! "Now the movie is dubbed and subtitled in 60 languages for 200 million subscribers worldwide. It's a huge silver lining to the corona fallout," he told the LA Times.

This movie is not only about the pranks, but the story too! Eric knew that to keep viewers interested for ninety minutes, there needed to be more action than just pulling people's legs. So, a storyline of two friends on a hectic road trip adventure to find one of their dream girls came to fruition.

While Eric describes the movie as "A bunch of crazy-a** pranks," he referenced Tommy Boy and Dumb and Dumber's plots as a template for their film. The movie's director, Sakurai, explained, "We would come up with a really funny prank on its own then reverse-engineer it to fit into the story of what the characters were doing."

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The cast of Bad Trip can't deny the number of memorable run-ins throughout filming. With some creativity, laughs, and a dash of spice, the movie came together in all of its glory. Get ready because actors Eric Andre, Lil Rel Howery, and Tiffany Haddish are sure to keep you laughing all movie long!

Based on the world's reaction to the movie's release, it seems that fans are historically happy with the results! The streaming release comes just as theaters are becoming a reality again, making it possible for movie lovers to (finally) experience the pranks on the big screen soon.