The film, in which Tiffany Haddish and Lil Rel Howery also star, suffered delays last year due to the coronavirus crisis, but is now set to land on Netflix on March 26th.
The film, directed by Kitao Sakurai, follows André and Howery as they play pranks in the United States. A new teaser showing how different “moms” react to the stunts was shared yesterday (February 19th) to add momentum to its release.
Bad Trip follows a busy year for comedian André, whose debut stand-up special Legalize Everything premiered on Netflix last June.
– Eric Andre (@ericandre) February 19, 2021
André announced last year that he had been forced to refuse to make a joke about the police from the show.
The first sketch shows André as a police officer who deals in drugs in New Orleans. However, in an interview, Andre stated that Netflix employees (whom he referred to as “middle-aged whites”) had asked him to stop the joke given the protests against Black Lives Matter that were taking place around the world at the time.
The comedian explained how he refused and said, “I’m like, no, people! This is the best time to crack those jokes. We need that!
“We need to point out the absurdity of the police and what a damned hypocrisy and shame it is. We need to point out the brutality of the police. I am blessed that my stand-up special is coming out during this time. “