Modern-day Gallagher Eric André brings his knock-down, drag-out Eric André Show Live — during which he knocks down his set and drags out various people who look like celebrities but clearly aren't — to the Echoplex. André's constitutionally violent show involves the spilling of milk and the crushing of sets — including his desk. It's one of the most profound statements in this particular genre since Andy Kaufman's 1983 PBS special, in which he sat at a 10-foot-high desk and asked his ex-girlfriend penetrating questions. It's all part of André's mission to take disaffected co-host Hannibal Buress and the audience on yet another ride into the fractured, fractious mind of someone for whom vanity is an undiscovered country. Commemorative Eric André ponchos will be available for purchase (gee, thanks), and if you're worried about getting exploding milk or garbage on your nice clothes, just hide behind one of those big girders. That's what they're there for. The Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Blvd., Echo Park; Tues., Dec. 3, 8 p.m.; $12. (213) 413-8200,

Tue., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., 2013

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