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Drunk History

Comedy Central comedy in which drunk comedians tell stories. 29 episodes (3 series), 2014 - 2017. Stars Jimmy Carr.

Series 3, Episode 9 is repeated on CC Extra on Monday at 2:30am.

Drunk History. Image shows from L to R: Elsie Wright (Catherine Tate), Frances Griffiths (Mathew Horne). Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions.

Series 2, Episode 5

Charlotte Ritchie reveals the truth behind The Cottingley Fairies (stars Catherine Tate and Mathew Horne), and Nish Kumar talks about the Invention of the Telephone (featuring Anthony Head).

Broadcast details

Wednesday 9th March 2016
Comedy Central
30 minutes


  1. Thursday 10th March 2016 at 10:25pm on CC Extra
  2. Friday 11th March 2016 at 11:00pm on Comedy Central
  3. Sunday 13th March 2016 at 3:25am on Comedy Central
  4. Monday 14th March 2016 at 1:30am on Comedy Central
  5. Tuesday 15th March 2016 at 12:30am on Comedy Central
  6. Wednesday 22nd June 2016 at 10:30pm on Comedy Central
  7. Friday 24th June 2016 at 11:30pm on Comedy Central
  8. Friday 12th August 2016 at 2:30am on Comedy Central
  9. Saturday 13th August 2016 at 12:25am on CC Extra
  10. Saturday 31st December 2016 at 2:00am on CC Extra
  11. Monday 2nd January 2017 at 2:45am on Comedy Central
  12. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 at 10:30pm on Comedy Central
  13. Saturday 25th February 2017 at 1:20am on CC Extra
  14. Monday 27th February 2017 at 2:30am on CC Extra
  15. Sunday 5th March 2017 at 1:00am on CC Extra
  16. Thursday 21st December 2017 at 3:00am on CC Extra

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Jimmy Carr Narrator
Guest cast
Catherine Tate Elsie Wright
Mathew Horne Frances Griffiths
Alexander Kirk Arthur Wright
Matthew Steer Edward Gardner
Bruce Mackinnon Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Anthony Head Alexander Graham Bell
Tom Stourton Thomas Watson
Tim Key Thomas Edison
Mathew Baynton Antonio Meucci
Kath Hughes Polly Wright
James Meehan Theosophist
Charlotte Ritchie Self
Nish Kumar Self
Ciaran Dowd Actor
Marcus Butler Ensemble Actor
Writing team
Dominic English Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Tom McKay Director
Ben Rogers Producer
Andrew Brereton (as Andy Brereton) Executive Producer
Jill Offman Executive Producer
Lourdes Diaz Executive Producer
Stuart Lutes Editor
Mo Holden Production Designer


The Cottingley Fairies

Charlotte Ritchie reveals the truth behind The Cottingley Fairies.


Nish Kumar talks about the invention of the telephone.

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