Comedian and actor Eric Andre (ABC’s Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23) has signed onto the Vince Vaughn/Owen Wilson comedy The Internship, EW has learned exclusively. He’ll play Sid, an engineer at a technology conglomerate who oversees Wilson and Vaughn’s characters, unemployed analog guys who try to reboot their careers as lowly interns at the Silicon Valley company, even though they know nothing about technology.
“He’s always getting crapped on by his superior,” Andre, 29, says of his character. “I don’t know if you’ve ever met an engineer, but they’re all super introverted, nerdy guys. My friend works at Google — he has a joke: ‘How can you tell if you’re talking to an extroverted engineer? They’re staring at your shoes when they’re talking to you.’ Bad-dum-dum!”
This summer, Andre has also been headlining his bizarro talk show The Eric Andre Show on Adult Swim, which wraps up its first season this Sunday, July 29, at 12:30 a.m. Featuring guerilla-style on-the-street sketches and madcap studio segments, the series has provided Andre the opportunity to satisfy his love for improvisation, which he hopes to also bring to The Internship. “I have a friend who just did The Watch with Vince Vaughn,” says Andre. “He was like, ‘Oh yeah, Vince loves ad libbing. So just prep for that.’ I was like, ‘Thank god — that’s my jam.'”