Posts tagged as derek waters

Win a Walk-On Role in an Upcoming 'Drunk History' Episode

If you've always wanted to dress up in period garb while a bunch of celebrities lip sync Drunk History tales, your opportunity has arrived. Drunk History's Stumble Into History contest will choose one winner to land a walk-on role in the show, and all you have to do is dress up as a historical figure from the official list (Abraham Lincoln, Patty Hearst, Walt Disney, and Harry Houdini, to name a few) and submit a video. The contest ends Sunday night, so head over to the Stumble Into History Facebook page for more information.

Here's a 'Drunk History' Outtake Featuring Chris Romano from Season 1

The first and second seasons of Comedy Central's hit show Drunk History are now out on DVD, and among the extras are some drunk outtakes and extended scenes including the above clip from the Boston-themed season 1 episode featuring Chris Romano trying, and spectacularly failing, to get through a line. For more on Drunk History, check out our behind-the-scenes interview with creator and host Derek Waters.

'Drunk History' Returns to Comedy Central June 24th

Derek Waters, star/co-creator of Comedy Central's Drunk History, announced today on Twitter that season two of the show will be premiering on Tuesday, June 24th, at 10pm, and that the new season will be 10 episodes long. Nathan For You is also returning to Comedy Central this summer, but the network has yet to announce a date/time for its premiere.

Based on the popular Funny Or Die web series of the same name, Drunk History premiered its 8-episode first season last summer and was subsequently renewed by the network. The show was created by Waters and Jeremy Konner, and it features intoxicated comedians retelling historical events, which are reenacted by [...]

Kristen Wiig, Bob Odenkirk, and Tons More Will Guest Star on Comedy Central's 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central today announced a long list of big-name comedy people who will be guest starring on the network's upcoming show Drunk History. Based on Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner's Funny or Die web series of the same name and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Drunk History follows intoxicated comedians recounting historical events to the best of their abilities while famous actors reenact the inaccurate history tales. Hosted by Waters, the show premieres July 9th at 10 and will travel to a different city each week and feature comedians like Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Natasha Leggero, and Jenny Slate talking about historical events like the rise [...]

Here's the Trailer for David Cross's Directorial Debut 'Hits'

David Cross directed his first film in 2013 called Hits, which premiered at Sundance last year and now has a full trailer. Hits stars Matt Walsh as a father in a small New York town who becomes unexpectedly famous thanks to YouTube and includes cast Meredith Hagner, Amy Sedaris, James Adomian, Derek Waters, Wyatt Cenac, and more. The film doesn't yet have a premiere date, but that shouldn't make you any less excited to see what Cross has in store for his first time behind the camera.

Derek Waters on How 'Drunk History' Is Made

Tonight sees the return of Drunk History, comedian Derek Waters's Funny Or Die web series-turned-Comedy Central show that sees comedians getting intoxicating and recounting famous historical events. Season two of Drunk History finds the show expanding and taking on new challenges, with a full 10-episode order (two more than last year) and a handful of episodes structured on certain themes (like "American music," for example). I recently had the chance to talk to Waters about the elaborate safety precautions Drunk History for its historians, his dreams of having Pearl Jam do the show as themselves, and allude to a secret Comedy Central project he can't talk about yet.

'Drunk History's Derek Waters Tells Conan O'Brien Why He Can't Watch 'The Simpsons'

Derek Waters, host and co-creator of Comedy Central's newest series Drunk History, went on Conan last night and explained to Conan O'Brien that he can't watch The Simpsons because a jellyfish stung his penis when he was eight. It'll all make sense when you watch the clip.

'Drunk History' Will Premiere on Comedy Central July 9th

The hit Funny or Die web series Drunk History is set to debut as a TV show next month. Comedy Central announced today that the TV version of Drunk History will debut Tuesday, July 9th, at 10. The web series, created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, featured drunk comedians retelling historical events to the best of their abilities with footage of famous actors reenacting those events spliced in. The TV show's eight-episode first season will follow Derek Waters as he travels from town to town each week with more great actors reenacting historical events. Will Ferrell, Don Cheadle, Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, Jack Black, Zooey Deschanel, John C. [...]

'Drunk History' Heads to New Orleans, Las Vegas, Cleveland, and More Next Season

Comedy Central's hit show Drunk History is about to embark on its third season, and Derek Waters and crew have already set their multi-city lineup. The show will explore the histories of New Orleans, Las Vegas, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Miami, Cleveland, New Mexico, and Los Angeles and is currently looking for fans who live in each location who want to talk to the Drunk History crew "about what their home is all about." If your state or town is on the list above, head over to the Drunk History Facebook page for more information.

Here's the First Story from 'Drunk History' Season 2, Starring Jordan Peele

Here's the first clip from the new season of Drunk History, which starts up on Tuesday, July 1st alongside season two of Nathan For You. In the above historical recollection by comedian Allan McLeod, groundbreaking African-American chemist Percy Julian (played by Jordan Peele) combats racism, writes some controversial letters, and invents a long list of important stuff.

Talking to Derek Waters About 'Drunk History,' Comedy Central, And Humanizing Abraham Lincoln

In 2007, Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner created the first video in the web series Drunk History, in which wasted comedians retell stories of figures such as Thomas Edison, Aaron Burr, or Abraham Lincoln, and familiar actors reenact the sloppy histories. The video gained the attention of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who made it into a Funny or Die exclusive series, as well as a heaping handful of comedians and actors who later starred in the reenactments, including Jack Black, Don Cheadle, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling, and more.

On July 9th, Drunk History makes its television debut launching an eight-episode season on Comedy Central. Waters acts as [...]