Comedy Central Gives the Green Light to Drunk History
January 6, 2013
"Drunk History" is moving to Comedy Central! "Drunk History," a weekly, half-hour series where historical reenactments by A-list talent are presented by inebriated storytellers, has been ordered to series, it was announced today by Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production, Comedy Central Produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by creator and star Derek Waters, Writer and Director Jeremy Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions' Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke, the series is set to premiere eight episodes this summer.
"As they always say…history, like revenge, is a dish best served drunk," said Alterman.
"Will and I have always believed booze brings out truth. Sometimes that truth involves hitting on airport bar janitors or eating cheese fries at 4 a.m. But in this case, we hope that truth will shine on our nation's history," said McKay.
Based on the award-winning and wildly popular web series, "Drunk History" follows the drunken and often incoherent narration of historical moments. Creator and star Waters, along with an ever-changing cast of great actors that have participated to date, will lead viewers from town to town across the country, presenting the rich histories that every city in this land, both great and small, have to offer. Seth Cohen and Ian Friedman are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
You can check out the "Drunk History Christmas" special in the video below and more videos here.