WATCH: Comedian Eric Andre hilariously trolls extreme right-winger Alex Jones at Republican convention

Salon video: Andre, clearly in character, tells Jones: “I want you to have sex with my wife.”


Sean Illing
July 19, 2016 2:20AM (UTC)

On Monday afternoon, a few blocks from the arena where the Republican convention is being staged, a rally called “America First” was held. Organized by the infamous political operative Roger Stone and headlined by the radio firebrand Alex Jones, the event consisted mostly of banal speeches by B-list politicians and activists. But there was one moment that stood out.

A few minutes into his speech, Alex Jones was interrupted by comedian Eric Andre, the host and creator of "The Eric Andre Show" on Adult Swim. Trailed by a camera crew, Andre approached the platform and, eventually, got the attention of Jones, who interrupted his speech to call Andre to the stage. What followed was a bizarre – and hilarious – bit of trolling. Andre, clearly in character, tells Jones: “I want you to have sex with my wife.” He then riffs about “Tower 7,” mocking the Infowars conspiracy theorists in the crowd.

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Sean Illing

Sean Illing is a USAF veteran who previously taught philosophy and politics at Loyola and LSU. He is currently Salon's politics writer. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Read his blog here. Email at silling@salon.com.

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