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Drunk History

Drunk History

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  • Premiered: 
    July 9, 2013
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  • Network: Comedy Central
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Docudrama
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the web series (Drunk History) by Funny or Die 
  • Subject Matter: Historical
  • Tags: parody

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the web series of the same name, DRUNK HISTORY is a weekly, half-hour TV series that features celebrities re-enacting famous moments in American history, while drunk people provide rambling and sometimes incoherent narration that embellishes the actual events. In each 30-minute episode, DRUNK HISTORY presents three comical historical re-enactments that took place in a single U.S. city, including: Washington, DC (narrators: Matt Gourley, Allan McLeod & Eric Edelstein), where Woodward (Nathan Fielder) and Bernstein blow open the Watergate scandal with President Nixon (Bob Odenkirk) and Deep Throat (Fred Willard), actors/brothers Edwin (Will Forte) and John Wilkes Booth (Adam Scott) engage in a tragic feud ending with the assassination of President Lincoln (Stephen Merchant), and Elvis (Jack Black) abuses his power when he gets a federal badge as an honorary drug enforcement agent; Chicago, where Al Capone gets destroyed by an unlikely enemy, prairie lawyer Abraham Lincoln gets a huge break, and the police go to war with protestors during the Haymarket Riot; Atlanta, where John Pemberton invents Coca-Cola from wine and cocaine, the FBI tries to take down Martin Luther King Jr., and Stetson Kennedy infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan; Boston, where Mary Dyer wages war with the Puritan establishment, two cunning thieves pull off a $500 million art heist, and the most notorious arsonist in New England history is revealed and other locations like Detroit, Nashville, San Francisco, and the Wild West. In addition to the stars listed above, these celebrities also appear: Lisa Bonet, Connie Britton, Michael Cera, Terry Crews, Andy Daly, Dave Grohl, Bill Hader, Tony Hale, Ben Hoffman, Jake Johnson, Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Natasha Leggero, Jack McBrayer, Kevin Nealon, Chris Parnell, Aubrey Plaza, Rob Riggle, Jason Ritter, Winona Ryder, Horatio Sanz, Will Sasso, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Slate, Bradley Whitford, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson. DRUNK HISTORY returned for its second season on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. In the Season 2 premiere, Waters takes viewers to Montgomery, AL, for a look at the city's history, with the all-star cast reenacting the story of: Claudette Colvin, the little-known teenager who inspired Rosa Parks' (Lisa Bonet) historic stance; the Joe Louis (Terry Crews) v. Max Schmeling (Tim Heidecker) fights of the late 1930s, featuring 'Weird Al' Yankovic as Hitler; and the history of chemist Percy Julian (Jordan Peele). Other A-list Season 2 guest stars included Jack Black, Courteney Cox, David Cross, Jon Daly, Charlie Day, Laura Dern, Emily Deschanel, Nathan Fielder, Rich Fulcher, Ron Funches, Brett Gelman, Zach Gilford, Tony Hale, James Hong, Brandon T. Jackson, Johnny Knoxville, Nick Kroll, John Lithgow, Joe Lo Truglio, Jason Mantzoukas, Ken Marino, Jayma Mays, Jack McBrayer, Stephen Merchant, Jason Momoa, Bobby Moynihan, Jerry O'Connell, Patton Oswalt, Adrianne Palicki, Chris Parnell, Busy Philipps, Jesse Plemons, Retta, Jason Ritter, Jeffrey Ross, Winona Ryder, Paul Scheer, Alia Shawkat, Martin Starr, Juno Temple, Matt Walsh, Michaela Watkins, Jaleel White, Casey Wilson and Steven Yeun. Plus, another group of celebrities -- include Kurt Braunohler, Paget Brewster, Eric Edelstein, Mark Gagliardi, Jen Kirkman, Morgan Murphy and Jonah Ray -- provide the drunk narration for stories like the election of 1800, the Baltimore plot to assassinate Lincoln, Edgar Allan Poe's rivalry with Rufus Griswold, the midnight ride of Sybil Ludington, and the origins of "Rapper's Delight." On Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 10:30pm ET/PT, Comedy Central premiered the third season of DRUNK HISTORY. In the season opener, host and director Derek Waters takes viewers on a historical journey to New Jersey, presenting inebriated accounts of The Bone Wars, The Balloon Corps and The Big Bang. Mark Proksch narrates the rivalry of fossil-hunters Othniel Marsh (guest star Christopher Meloni) and Edward Cope (guest star Tony Hale); Tess Lynch recounts Thaddeus Lowe's (guest star Greg Kinnear) contributions to America's first air force, founded by President Lincoln (guest star Stephen Merchant); and Jenny Slate explains how scientists Arno Penzias (guest star Justin Long) and Robert Wilson (guest star Jason Ritter) found an exciting new use for an abandoned supersensitive antenna. Other guest stars in Season 3 include: Jason Alexander, Blake Anderson, Matt Besser, Jack Black, Michael Cera, Gaius Charles, Kat Dennings, Adam Devine, Giancarlo Esposito, Donald Faison, Will Ferrell, Nathan Fillion, Ron Funches, Mark Gagliardi, Topher Grace, Colin Hanks, Josh Hartnett, Rob Huebel, Echo Kellum, Ellie Kemper, Johnny Knoxville, David Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Thomas Lennon, Samm Levine, Joe Lo Truglio, Jason Mantzoukas, Jack McBrayer, Jason Momoa, Haley Joel Osment, Patton Oswalt, Chris Parnell, Chelsea Peretti, Parker Posey, Dennis Quaid, Sam Rockwell, Andre Royo, Maya Rudolph, Horatio Sanz, Paul Scheer, Ben Schwartz, Alia Shawkat, Octavia Spencer, Martin Starr, George Wallace, Jaleel White, Henry Winkler, Zach Woods and Noah Wyle. Plus, this season's narrators are: Paget Brewster, Cameron Esposito, Fortune Feimster, Rich Fulcher, Mark Gagliardi, Matt Gourley, Dan Harmon, Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Lauren Lapkus, Paul F. Tompkins, Duncan Trussell, David Wain, Brendon Walsh and Jeremy Konner. Season 4 of DRUNK HISTORY premiered on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. In the season opener, "Great Escapes," LSD-taking professor Timothy Leary (Thomas Lennon) breaks out of prison, William Willis (Thomas Middleditch) stages a rescue from a French penal colony, and the Titanic's chief baker, Charles Joughin (Chris Parnell), proves the value of booze. Later in Season 4, Lin-Manuel Miranda narrates the rivalry between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. Paget Brewster narrates the friendship among First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Busy Phillips) and Soviet soldier Lyudmila Pavlichenko (Mae Whitman) and their fight for women's rights. Allan McLeod explains how the divided dispute on whether British actor William Macready (Jack McBrayer) or American actor Edwin Forrest (David Koechner) was the better thespian. Other guest stars featured this season include Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Berg, Rachel Bilson, Michael Cera, Josh Charles, Kat Dennings, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale, Ed Helms, Elizabeth Olsen, Aubrey Plaza, Ronda Rousey, Liev Schreiber, Alia Shawkat, Duncan Trussell and many more.
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On Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 10:30pm ET/PT, Comedy Central premiered the Season 4 finale of DRUNK HISTORY. In the season ender, "Shit Shows," Jenny Slate retells the story of the Cherry sisters (guest stars Mary Lynn Rajskub, Allison Tolman & Andrea Savage), who take their terrible vaudeville act on the road; rival Shakespearean actors fuel a bloody riot; and Bob Odenkirk retells the story of Chicago DJ Steve Dahl (guest star Colin Hanks), who goes postal on a crate of disco records in Disco Demolition Night, with the help of a pyrotechnic (guest star Patton Oswalt).

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Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Gary Sanchez Productions