Eric André is advising people to “stay fat” after losing 40 pounds in six months for the upcoming sixth season of “The Eric André Show.”
“There is a reason skinny people are bitches and fat people are jolly,” André told GQ in an interview published Thursday.
The comedian, 40, joked that “fat people,” such as “sumo wrestlers” and “Santa Claus,” are “happy.”
“Skinny people have f—king attitudes because they’re f—king starving,” the “Bad Trip” star said.
“I say stay fat. If you’re fat or chubby, stay that way. I felt great … but it wasn’t worth cutting out French fries.”
The talk show host did admit that it was “nice” being able to fit into his “old jeans and shorts,” but the price was his overall mood.
“My assistant came up to me and asked me [how I] I feel — f–king hungry! I remember being irritated,” he recalled.
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André’s journey to “getting ripped,” which he said took him from 213 pounds to 173 pounds and below nine percent body fat, included eating a lot of “boring” and “dreadful” pre-made meals instead of eating and drinking out with friends.
“You look good in the mirror and you’re happy with what you see but you’re hungry—and you can’t drink alcohol. You can’t really have fun,” the comic said.
On Friday, André took to Instagram to post a slew of before and after photos of his fitness transformation.
Posing shirtless in his backyard in the first two snaps, André doubled down on his disdain for dieting by writing, “I’ll never do a body modification again! That s—t was brutal for both season [sic].”
André told the magazine that despite the fitness transformation and newfound knowledge on health and weight loss, as soon as filming wrapped he “ate an entire pepperoni pizza.”
“And then I went to Portugal and drank my weight in wine. I got back from the trip and stepped on the scale, and I undid six months of work in about three weeks,” he added.
All in all, André said that while his overall health improved, he prefers “hot Cheetos, rum, cognac, and playing video games.”
Season 6 of “The Eric André Show” premiered Sunday on Adult Swim.