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'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 [...]

'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.

Watch the First Episode of Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' Two Weeks Early

Comedy Central's newest series, Drunk History, isn't debuting until July 9th, but the network has added the first episode to its website, where it's viewable right now. The show is based on the popular Funny or Die web series of the same name from Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, in which comedians get drunk and explain historical events while actors act them out. The premiere episode covers the Watergate scandal, John Wilkes Booth, and Elvis meeting Nixon with Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott, Will Forte, Nathan Fielder, Stephen Merchant, Jack Black, Fred Willard, Jonathan Ames, Jack McBrayer, and Dave Grohl guest starring.

Comedy Central Picks Up 'Drunk History' to Series and Renews 'Workaholics' for Two More Seasons

Comedy Central is turning Drunk History, Funny or Die's popular series of web videos, into a full-on TV series. The cable network has ordered an eight-episode first season to be produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, making it Funny or Die's second TV show on the air after Fuse's Billy on the Street. For the uninitiated, Drunk History features intoxicated people recounting historical events while big famous actors reenact them. A Drunk History short that starred Will Ferrell as Abraham Lincoln and Don Cheadle as Frederick Douglass won Best American Short Film at the Sundance Festival in 2010. Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, Jack Black, Zooey Deschanel, John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, and Danny McBride [...]

Andy Daly's Show 'Review' Will Premiere on Comedy Central Feb. 27; 'Nathan For You' and 'Drunk History' to Return This Summer

Comedy Central announced its full winter schedule this morning, including the premiere dates for Andy Daly's long-awaited show Review (formerly titled Review with Forrest MacNeil) and experimental anthology series TripTank. The network also said today that Nathan for You and Drunk History will each premiere their second seasons at an undetermined date this summer.

Review, co-created by and starring Daly, will debut Thursday, February 27th at 10pm. Daly plays Forrest MacNeil, a TV critic who reviews life experiences like stealing, drug addiction, and sleeping with a celebrity. The supporting cast includes Jessica St. Clair as his wife, Fred Willard as his father-in-law, and James Urbaniak as his producer, with Andy Richter, [...]

Watch Bob Odenkirk and Jack Black as Nixon and Elvis in 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central's newest series, Drunk History, is set to premiere tomorrow night. The show is based on the popular Funny or Die web series that features drunk comedians retelling historical events while performers reenact said event. Here's a new clip from the first episode which chronicles Elvis (Jack Black) and President Nixon's (Bob Odenkirk) famous meeting and uncovers some truths about the run-in, like how Nixon made Elvis into a licensed narcotics agent apparently.

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 [...]

Funny or Die's "Drunk History" Is Potentially Coming to Comedy Central

Comedy Central has ordered up a presentation on Funny or Die's "Drunk History" series, which is the first step towards ordering up a pilot and then, eventually, a series. But unlike most presentation orders, this one has Will Ferrell and Adam McKay behind it, which gives it far better odds than orders doled out to unknowns. Called Drunk History Across America, it sounds like it'll combine the premise of the web videos we know and love (drunk narrators sloppily retelling history, with famous people reenacting it) with more of a travel show-like element. Deadline reports that it'll also feature "interviews with the city’s locals who will drunkenly narrate [...]

Comedy Central Renews 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' for Another Season Each

Comedy Central announced renewals for two of its most popular shows today: Key & Peele and Drunk History. This will mark the fourth season for Key & Peele, the sketch show from comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele that is currently airing its third season, and the second for Drunk History, Derek Waters's inebriated historical reenactment series, which debuted this summer. The new seasons of both shows are set to air in 2014. Comedy Central's announcement did not mention how many episodes they've ordered for each show.

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 [...]

'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. [...]

'Twas the Night Before Drunk History, And Jim Carrey Was Santa Claus

Drunk History is back! And this time it comes with a Christmas poem in its jolly sack. Jim Carrey plays Santa Claus, with his cheeks like jelly and a bowl full of …jelly. Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes also star, as Allan McLeod leads us through a holiday classic despite the fact that he "drank since 2:30 today." [Chewing noise.]