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Drunk History

Drunk History

  • 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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  • Complete Series
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  • Season 3
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  • Season 4
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  • Seasons 1 & 2
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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.

The 14-episode fifth season of a DRUNK HISTORY premiered on Tuesday, January 23, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. In the season opener, "Heroines," Tiffany Haddish narrates museum curator Rose Valland's (Busy Philipps) risky quest to save Europe's masterpieces from the Nazis; Paget Brewster slurs her way through the story of Deborah Sampson (Evan Rachel Wood), the first woman to take a bullet for America during the Revolutionary War; and Amber Ruffin recalls the bravery of "The Angel of the Battlefield," Clara Barton (Mandy Moore), who founded the American Red Cross with the help of surgeon James Dunn (Alexander Skarsgard) and Abraham Lincoln (Jack McBrayer). Other plastered narrators this season also include Suzi Barrett, Steve Berg, Rachel Bloom, Shaun Diston, Rich Fulcher, Jon Gabrus, Mark Gagliardi, Solomon Georgio, Georgia Hardstark, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Daryl Johnson, Doug Jones, Lyric Lewis, Gabe Liedman, John Lutz, Tess Lynch, Allan McLeod, Kyle Mooney, Katie Nolan, Claudia O'Doherty, Randall Park, Jennie Pierson, Questlove, Alison Rich, Chris Romano, JD Ryznar, Carl Tart, Greg Tuculescu, Duncan Trussell, Brendon Walsh, Crissle West, Mae Whitman, and Jimmy O. Yang. Plus, additional guest stars include include Vanessa Bayer, Jillian Bell, Jack Black, Josh Charles, Rob Corddry, Kat Dennings, Kirsten Dunst, Eric Edelstein, Donald Faison, Kevin Farley, Rich Fulcher, Kimiko Glenn, Tony Hale, Colin Hanks, David Harbour, Brian Tyree Henry, John Michael Higgins, Vanessa Hudgens, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Koechner, Johnny Knoxville, Jane Krakowski, Abbi Jacobson, Daryl Johnson, Alex Karpovsky, Taran Killam, Justin Long, Method Man, Jason Mantzoukas, Tatiana Maslany, Jayma Mays, Joel McHale, Sheaun McKinney, Jerry O'Connell, Keir O'Donnell, Bob Odenkirk, Randall Park, Jesse Plemons, Lauren Potter, Richard Riehle, Jason Ritter, Seth Rogen, Angus Sampson, Paul Scheer, Martin Starr, Ali Stroker, Raven Symone, Jorma Taccone, Amber Tamblyn, Allison Tolman, Shannon Woodward, Jimmy O. Yang, and Weird Al Yankovic.

Season 6 of DRUNK HISTORY premiered on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. The season opener, "Are You Afraid of the Drunk?," is an Are You Afraid Of The Dark parody around Mary Shelley's creation of Frankenstein. The episode features A-list talent including, Evan Rachel Wood as Mary, Seth Rogen as Dr. Frankenstein, Elijah Wood as Percy Shelley, Jack McBrayer as Lord Byron and Will Ferrell as Frankenstein's Monster. The episode is narrated by Rich Fulcher. Guest stars for the sixth season include: Vanessa Bayer, Paget Brewster, Sophia Bush, Adam Campbell, Josh Charles, Camille Chen, Emily Deschanel, Calvin Dutton, Niles Fitch, Dave Foley, John Francis Daley, Zach Gilford, Tony Hale, Cheryl Hines, Minka Kelly, Nancy Lenehan, Justin Long, Ken Marino, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Rich, Amber Ruffin, Kiele Sanchez, Frankie Shaw, Lauren Sivan, Justice Smith, Betsy Sodaro, Martin Starr, Aaron Takahashi, Angela Trimbur, David Wain, Steven Weber and Elijah Wood. Plus, this season's narrators are Mano Agapion, Hillary Anne Matthews, Suzi Barrett, Paget Brewster, Nicole Byer, John Early, Anais Fairweather, Preston Flagg, Jon Gabrus, Mark Gagliardi, Jackie Johnson, Lyric Lewis, John Lutz, Jess McKenna, Duncan Trussell and Bryan Tyree Henry. After a three-month break, DRUNK HISTORY returned with new episodes on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10pm ET/PT on Comedy Central. The mid-season premiere, "Believe It or Not," pays tribute to RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT. Doug Jones narrates the jaw-dropping story of Lawn Chair Larry Walters (Colin Hanks) and his incredible journey into the sky with balloons attached to his lawn chair. Jennie Pierson slurs her way through the frightening events of Elva Zona Heaster, also known as the Greenbrier Ghost, focusing on Heasters mother Mary Jane (Sara Rue) and prosecutor John Alfred Preston's (Taran Killam) fight to exhume Elva's body. Allan McLeod tells the astonishing survival profile on railroad construction worker Phineas Gage (Steve Agee), who survived an iron rod through his skull.
On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Comedy Central and Paramount Home Entertainment released DRUNK HISTORY THE COMPLETE SERIES on DVD featuring all 70 rolling on the floor episodes including Seasons 5 and 6, which have never before been released on DVD. For six buzzworthy seasons, host Derek Waters heard from actors and comedians about history's most riveting chapters, and produced star-studded reenactments of these events. Some of the stories are silly; others are sobering. Some have been taught far and wide, and others highlight the history of marginalized communities that many textbooks omit. All were worth talking about over a few drinks. (OK, sometimes it was more than a few drinks.) Guest stars include Tiffany Haddish, Bill Hader, David Harbour, Bob Odenkirk Octavia Spencer, Laura Dern, Ryan Gosling, Maya Rudolph,Lin Manuel Miranda and many more. Running Time: 25 Hours, 22 Minutes. A MUST OWN for DRUNK HISTORY fans. Buy it sober and binge drunk! (Click the red "Buy DVDs" button on this page.)

Special Features
- Extended Drunk Narrator Moments
- Deleted Scenes
- Drunk Outtakes
- Sober Reveals and More!


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Gary Sanchez Productions