Drunk History

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Drunk History
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Genre Television comedy
Format Sketch comedy
Created by
Directed by Jeremy Konner
Presented by Derek Waters
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 8 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Gary Sanchez Productions
Funny or Die
Broadcast
Original channel Comedy Central
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original run July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09) – present
External links
Website

Drunk History is an American television comedy series produced by Comedy Central, based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner in 2007. In each episode, an inebriated narrator struggles to recount an event from American history, while actors enact the narrator's anecdote, lip syncing any dialog.

The series premiered on Comedy Central on July 9, 2013,[1] and its second season will premiere on June 24, 2014.[2] Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are among the show's executive producers.

In addition to creator Derek Waters and celebrity guest stars, the show's additional characters are played by regulars Bennie Arthur, Sarah Burns, Maria Blasucci, Craig Cackowski, Michael Cassady, Tymberlee Hill, Adam Nee, and Jeremy J. Tutson.

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 8 July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09) August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27) N/A N/A N/A
2 10[3] June 24, 2014 (2014-06-24)[2] N/A N/A N/A N/A

Season 1 (2013)[edit]

No. # Title Original airdate Production code U.S. viewers
(millions)
1 1 "Washington, DC" July 9, 2013 (2013-07-09) 102 0.91[4]

Retellings:

Matt Gourley on the Watergate scandal
Allan McLeod on the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Eric Edelstein on Elvis Presley meeting Richard Nixon
Cast:
Jack Black as Elvis Presley
Nathan Fielder as Bob Woodward
Bob Odenkirk as Richard Nixon
Jack McBrayer as H.R. Haldeman
Adam Scott as John Wilkes Booth
Will Forte as Edwin Booth
Jonathan Ames as Junius Booth
Stephen Merchant as Abraham Lincoln
Dave Grohl as Memphis Mafia
and
Fred Willard as Deep Throat 
2 2 "Chicago" July 16, 2013 (2013-07-16) 103 0.79[5]

Retellings:

Tommy Blacha on Al Capone
Rich Fulcher on Abraham Lincoln's past as a lawyer
Kyle Kinane on the Haymarket riot
Cast:
Matt Besser as Edwin Stanton
Ike Barinholtz as August Spies
Eric Filipkowski as Abraham Lincoln
Charlie Finn as Captain John 'Black Jack' Bonfield
Moshe Kasher as Albert Parsons
Will Sasso as Frank Nitti
and
Joe Lo Truglio as Al Capone 
3 3 "Atlanta" July 23, 2013 (2013-07-23) 104 0.79[6]

Retellings:

James Atkinson on Martin Luther King Jr. meeting with J. Edgar Hoover
Mark Gagliardi on Stetson Kennedy infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan
Jenny Slate on the invention of Coca-Cola
Cast:
Bill Hader as John Pemberton
Rob Riggle as J. Edgar Hoover
Lamorne Morris as Martin Luther King, Jr.
Jason Ritter as Stetson Kennedy
Simon Helberg as Frank M. Robinson
Matt Walsh as Slim
and
Kevin Nealon as The Grand Dragon 
4 4 "Boston" July 30, 2013 (2013-07-30) 101 0.88[7]

Retellings:

Jen Kirkman on the life of Mary Dyer
Michael and Erin Rohr on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum art heist
Chris Romano on Boston's greatest arsonist, Johnny Cool
Cast:
Michael Cera as John Endicott
Jason Ritter as Investigator
Tim Heidecker as Cop
Connie Britton as Patricia Shaheen
June Diane Raphael as Isabella Stewart Gardner
Nick Offerman as Johnny Cool
Winona Ryder as Mary Dyer
Bob Odenkirk as The Guy
Brett Gelman as Art Thief
Martin Starr as Art Thief
and
Chris Parnell as King Charles II 
5 5 "San Francisco" August 6, 2013 (2013-08-06) 105 0.80[8]

Retellings:

Artemis Pebdani on the life of Mary Ellen Pleasant
Derrick Beckles on the story of Mark Twain
Natasha Leggero on the kidnapping of Patty Hearst
Cast:
Lisa Bonet as Mary Ellen Pleasant
Terry Crews as Donald DeFreeze
Steve Little as Mark Twain
Ben Hoffman as Newscaster
and
Kristen Wiig as Patty Hearst 
6 6 "Detroit" August 13, 2013 (2013-08-13) 106 1.08[9]

Retellings:

Paget Brewster on the Kellogg Brothers
Tommy Blacha on Ralph Nader's feud with General Motors
Lucius Dillon on the rivalry of Harry Houdini and Arthur Conan Doyle
Cast:

Luke Wilson as Will Keith Kellogg
Owen Wilson as John Harvey Kellogg
Jason Schwartzman as Ralph Nader
Ken Marino as Harry Houdini
Alfred Molina as Arthur Conan Doyle
and
Richard Riehle as James Roche 
7 7 "Nashville" August 20, 2013 (2013-08-20) 108 1.00[10]

Retellings:

Seth Weitberg on the rise of Dolly Parton's solo career
Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark on the Lewis and Clark Expedition
BJ Porter on the Scopes Monkey Trial
Cast:
Tony Hale as Meriwether Lewis
Taran Killam as William Clark
Aubrey Plaza as Sacagawea
Kumail Nanjiani as Lakota Chief
Jack McBrayer as Clarence Darrow
Bradley Whitford as William Jennings Bryan
Rich Fulcher as Porter Wagoner
and
Casey Wilson as Dolly Parton 
8 8 "The Wild West" August 27, 2013 (2013-08-27) 107 0.87[11]

Retellings:

Preston Flagg on Billy the Kid
Mark Gagliardi on the Rough Riders
Matt Gourley on the Alamo
Cast:
Timm Sharp as Billy the Kid
Rob Huebel as Pat Garrett
Andrew Daly as Teddy Roosevelt
Jake Johnson as William B. Travis
Chris Parnell as Jim Bowie
and
Horatio Sanz as General Santa Anna 

Season 2 (2014)[edit]

The series was renewed for a 10-episode second season,[3] which will premiere on June 24, 2014.[2] Featured cities in season two include Baltimore,[3] Charleston,[12] Hollywood,[13] Honolulu,[14] Montgomery,[15] New York City,[16] and Philadelphia.[17]

Seven episodes will be defined by the cities Waters visited (like the first season), while the other three episodes will be structured around themes.[3] One of the themed episodes will explore "American music."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Drunk History The AV Club.
  2. ^ a b c "It's official y'all. Drunk History Season 2 will premiere Tuesday June 24th at 10pm on @ComedyCentral 10 new episodes coming your way!". Comedy Central. February 27, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Zurawik, David (January 10, 2014). "'I want to make Baltimore proud,' Comedy Central's Derek Waters says". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Catfish" Reclaims Demo Crown, "Rizzoli & Isles" Tops Viewers
  5. ^ Tuesday's Cable Ratings: "Catfish" Tops Demos, "Rizzoli & Isles" Leads Viewers
  6. ^ Tuesday's Cable Ratings: TNT Dramas Top Viewers, "Deadliest Catch" Leads Demos
  7. ^ Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Counting Cars' Wins Night + 'The Game', 'Deadliest Catch', 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Catfish', 'Rizzoli & Isles' & More
  8. ^ Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Shark Week' Wins Night, 'The Game', 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Pretty Little Liars', 'Suits', 'Catfish' & More
  9. ^ Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Rizzoli & Isles' & 'Amish Mafia' Win Night, 'Pretty Little Liars', 'The Game', 'Dance Moms', 'Covert Affairs' & More
  10. ^ Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Rizzoli & Isles', 'Catfish', 'The Game', & 'Amish Mafia' Tie for Top Spot + 'The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man', 'Suits' & More
  11. ^ Tuesday Cable Ratings: 'Pretty Little Liars' & 'Rizzoli & Isles' Tie for Top Spot + 'The Game', 'Amish Mafia', 'The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man', 'Suits' & More
  12. ^ Nugent, Allison (December 27, 2013). "Drunk History is coming to Charleston". The Post and Courier. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "MEMBERS-ONLY: Drunk History presents The Toons of Ub Iwerks". Cinefamily. January 29, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2014. 
  14. ^ Waters, Derek (January 24, 2014). "FILMING ALERT: Tonight, 9pm at Arnold's Tiki Bar in Honolulu. Fly in for the filming, stay for the Hawaii! Aloha!". Twitter. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  15. ^ Sutton, Amber (January 14, 2014). "Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' set to film in Montgomery on Saturday". Alabama Media Group. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  16. ^ Konner, Jeremy (January 5, 2014). Twitter https://twitter.com/Jeremykonner/status/419940101226262530. Retrieved January 16, 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  17. ^ Klein, Michael (January 11, 2014). "Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' shooting at McGillin's". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 

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